CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says the
special election to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has
tentatively been set for March 19, but that could change.
Quinn announced Monday that the primary is Feb. 26 followed by the
general election a few weeks later. However Quinn says he's going to try to get
approval for an April 9 general election, which is the same day as other
Quinn needs approval to do so because it's outside a 115-day window set
by election law. Quinn says that'll save taxpayer money.
Jackson resigned last
week citing his health problems and acknowledging that he's under federal
investigation, reportedly for misuse of campaign funds.
Jackson first won office
in1995, so his resignation creates a rare opening.