Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson arrive at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., ahead of their sentencing hearing on Aug. 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Both Jacksons Going To Prison For Misusing Campaign Funds

Saying he used his campaign fund as “a personal piggy bank,” a federal judge sentenced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2 ½ years in prison for misusing $750,000 in campaign money to fund a lavish lifestyle.

08/14/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr., left; Sandi Jackson (Getty Images)

Judgment Day For Jacksons In Washington, D.C. Court

They were once a political power couple from one of the most storied public families in the United States.

08/13/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Lists Prison Preferences

When Jesse Jackson Jr. is sentenced on Wednesday, his lawyers plan to ask the judge to recommend that he serve his time near Washington D.C. so he can be near his kids and his wife.

08/12/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

New Sentencing Date For Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson

Former congressman Jesse Jackson and his wife, Sandi, will now be sentenced next month.

07/02/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr., left; Sandi Jackson (Getty Images)

Sentencing Delayed For Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson will have to wait a bit longer to learn their fate in federal court, after a judge delayed their sentencing hearing on Monday.

07/01/2013

Minister Louis Farrakhan visited the South Shore neighborhood Monday. (CBS)

Farrakhan: Time To Support Jackson Family

In recent weeks, several dignitaries have written letters to the judge on Jackson’s behalf. Today, Minister Louis Farrakhan publicly called on support for the entire Jackson family.

06/29/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr., left; Sandi Jackson (Getty Images)

Feds Want To Seize Jacksons’ Homes

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to order former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, to forfeit their homes in Chicago and Washington, D.C., as part of their upcoming sentencing next week.

06/28/2013

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Feds: We Can Treat Jackson Jr. Behind Bars

Federal prosecutors are challenging the contention by defense attorneys that Jesse Jackson Jr. should spend less time in prison because a lengthy sentence would cause his fragile mental health to deteriorate.

06/17/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (left) and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson (right) arrive at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., for their first appearance on charges connected to misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds. (Credit: CBS)

Feds Recommend Prison For Both Jacksons, But Not At Same Time

Federal prosecutors have recommended former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. be sentenced to four years in prison, and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, get 18 months behind bars, though they also suggested a judge should not send them both to prison at the same time.

06/07/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Judge Denies Jackson Request To Keep Part Of Sentencing Memo Secret

A federal judge has denied former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s request to keep part of his defense team’s sentencing memorandum sealed from the public, so he can keep details of his medical condition private.

06/04/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Supporters, Critics Write Letters To Judge Ahead Of Jacksons’ Sentencing

As former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, await sentencing on corruption charges, several people have sent in letters in an effort to influence the punishment a federal judge will mete out in July.

WBBM Newsradio–05/08/2013

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

Jackson Jr.’s Sentencing Could Be Delayed

Prosecutors and defense attorneys could tussle over the former congressman’s mental health. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine explains.

04/26/2013

Vice President Joe Biden performs a ceremonial swearing-in of U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly at the U.S. Capitol on April 11, 2013. Kelly was officially sworn in by House Speaker John Boehner earlier in the day. (Official White House Photo)

Robin Kelly Sworn In As Jackson Jr.’s Successor In Congress

Kelly, in remarks made after House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, administered the oath of office, stressed her commitment to combating gun violence, passing immigration reform, creating jobs and improving the health care system.

04/11/2013

Robin Kelly won the 2nd Congressional District Primary.

Robin Kelly Wins 2nd District Race

Democrat Robin Kelly won the 2nd Congressional District race, picking up 71 percent of the vote to Republican Paul McKinley’s 22 percent.

04/09/2013

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

BGA: Calumet City Pol Used Campaign Funds For Miami Trip

In the aftermath of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior’s conviction for misusing campaign funds, there’s been increased scrutiny of how politicians use the money donated by supporters. Now, the Better Government Association has found another lawmaker with questionable expenses.

03/06/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Items Could Be Auctioned Off

You could have a chance to buy the items Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi illegally purchased with campaign contributions, but you’ll have to be patient.

03/03/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Publicist: Jackson Memoir Could Be Tough Sell; ‘He’s Tainted’

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is reportedly writing a memoir in an effort to clean up his image, but the publicist who helped another disgraced Illinois politician get a book deal said Jackson’s book could be a tough sell.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2013

Robin Kelly won the 2nd Congressional District Primary.

Kelly Wins Dem. Primary For Ex-Rep. Jackson Jr.’s Seat

Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., after a truncated campaign season where she got a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super PAC.

02/26/2013

Sidewalks are cleared outside at Cicero polling place at  Woodbine School on Tuesday. (Credit: Mike Puccinelli/CBS 2)

Voters Braving Winter Weather On Election Day

Voter turnout is expected to be relatively low as voters in the 2nd Congressional District head to the polls in snowy conditions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/26/2013

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

2nd District Candidates Gearing Up For Election Day

There’s one last day of campaigning before Tuesday’s primary for the 2nd Congressional District special election.

02/25/2013

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