Special Election To Fill Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Seat

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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns Under A Cloud

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In Chicago, Violence Soars And Witnesses Go Silent

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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin greets supporters at a campaign rally for President Obama on Nov. 3 in Milwaukee. Baldwin became the first openly gay candidate to win a U.S. Senate seat. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Win In Wis. A 'Turning Point' For Gay Rights

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Wis. Elects First Openly Gay Person To U.S. Senate

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Businesses Try To Get By During Hockey Lockout

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Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh and challenger Democrat Tammy Duckworth before a televised debate at the WTTW studios on Oct. 18, 2012, in Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Iraq Vet Takes On Tea-Party Incumbent In Fiery Illinois House Race

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Divided Wis. Voters Unite In Debate Viewing

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Baseball Autographs Get A Digital Upgrade

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With Senate Control At Stake, Key Wis. Race Tightens

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NFL Ref Lockout Brings Union Fights Back To Wis.

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'60 Minutes' Airs Obama, Romney Interviews

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'Bernie Madoff Of The Midwest' To Plead Guilty

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Drought Extends Reach, Some Farmers Ready To Quit

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Scorched pastures are spreading across central Illinois and the rest of the Midwest. Technology and techniques developed from previous droughts like the Dust Bowl are helping to save some of today's crops, but there's no substitute for water. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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This Drought's No Dry Run: Lessons Of The Dust Bowl

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