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An autographed Bruce Lee collectible that belonged to former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is among the items the U.S. Marshals Service started selling in an online auction on Sept. 17, 2013.

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An autographed Bruce Lee collectible that belonged to former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is among the items the U.S. Marshals Service started selling in an online auction on Sept. 17, 2013.

This Is It: Jesse Jackson Jr. Auctions Michael Jackson Collection

An autographed Michael Jackson record album, framed and matted. An autographed movie photo of Bruce Lee, also framed and matted. Or if you’re not into celebrity autographs, how about one of four women’s furs? They are being auctioned off at this...

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Robin Kelly celebrates her special primary election win in Matteson, Ill., for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District seat, once held by Jesse Jackson Jr.

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Robin Kelly celebrates her special primary election win in Matteson, Ill., for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District seat, once held by Jesse Jackson Jr.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 77

That’s how many women presently serve in the U.S. House. The 77 women — 58 Democrats and 19 Republicans — account for 18 percent of the 432 members currently serving in the 435-seat chamber, which has three vacancies. The number...

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. departs the federal courthouse after testifying in the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in this file photo.

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. departs the federal courthouse after testifying in the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in this file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 81%

That’s the vote share President Barack Obama received last November in Illinois’ 2nd congressional district, where a special Democratic primary today will determine the likely successor to former Democratic Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. The district includes some of Obama’s...

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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. speaks to reporters following a Democratic Caucus on August 1, 2011 at the Capitol.

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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. speaks to reporters following a Democratic Caucus on August 1, 2011 at the Capitol.

For Jackson Jr., It’s About the Money

Jesse L. Jackson Jr., the former Illinois Democratic congressman accused of using campaign funds for personal enrichment, once co-authored a book about the importance of financial planning and building wealth. Jackson wrote the 1999 book “It’s About the Money!” along...

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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. after a House Democratic caucus meeting.

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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. after a House Democratic caucus meeting.

Jackson’s Month-Long Absence Causing Unease

The revelation that the month-long disappearance from Capital Hill of Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is due to treatment for a “mood disorder,” which an aide said yesterday was not for alcohol or drug addiction, has prompted some public...

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, left, during a news conference on the payroll tax vote with fellow House Republican freshmen at the Capitol on Dec. 19, 2011.

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, left, during a news conference on the payroll tax vote with fellow House Republican freshmen at the Capitol on Dec. 19, 2011.

Illinois’s Primary Includes Congressional Races Too

The high-profile Republican presidential primary isn’t the only election worth tracking today in Illinois. Some congressional primaries merit watching. The biggest matchup pits a pair of Republican representatives, Donald Manzullo and Adam Kinzinger, in a Republican-leaning district that forms an...

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