Candidate backed by Bloomberg wins Democratic primary in Chicago

(CNN) – Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly, who was boosted by support from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, won a primary election in Chicago Tuesday, putting her closer to filling the vacant seat previously held by disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Her chief rival, Democratic State lawmaker Debbie Halvorson, conceded the race shortly after 8 p.m. local time. (More)

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress – USA Today

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress on Wednesday for health reasons, but acknowledged an ongoing federal investigation and vowed to "accept responsibility for my mistakes."

Jackson’s decision ends a once-promising political career for the Illinois Democrat, who first came to Washington in 1995 to serve a Chicago-area district. (More)