Mayor Rahm Emanuel says "why rush" when it comes to U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson getting back to work on Capitol Hill, when Congress isn't getting any work done anyway. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: ‘Why Rush’ Jackson Back To Do-Nothing Congress?

While questions still swirl around the news that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for an unspecified “mood disorder,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Thursday there shouldn’t be a rush for the congressman to get back to Capitol Hill when Congress isn’t getting any work done anyway.


U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Jackson Jr. Being Treated For ‘Mood Disorder’

The mystery surrounding U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s monthlong absence from Congress deepened Wednesday evening, as his office released a statement saying he is suffering from a “mood disorder,” without providing any specifics.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, meets with reporters. (CBS File Photo)

Gutierrez: Jackson Jr. ‘Has A Responsibility To Give Us More Information’

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) says fellow Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) should say more about the emotional and physical issues his office says have forced him to take time off from Capitol Hill.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin: Jackson Jr. Should Reveal More About His Condition

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he wishes U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. the best, but the congressman needs to let his constituents know more about what has forced him to take a medical leave for almost a month.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Jackson Jr.’s Office: Congressman’s Condition More Serious Than First Believed

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office said the medical condition that has forced him to take a leave of absence is more serious than originally believed, and he will require extended medical treatment.