Medical Leave

Mayo Clinic: Congressman Jackson Has Bipolar DisorderThe Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has provided a new update on their treatment of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), revealing the congressman is being treated for bipolar disorder.
Sandi Jackson: Jesse Jr.'s Taking Recovery 'One Day At A Time'U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife said Thursday she expects her husband to return to work after he completes his treatment for depression and gastrointestinal issues at the Mayo Clinic, but gave no timetable for when that would happen.
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.
Durbin: Jackson Jr. Should Reveal More About His ConditionU.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.
Jackson Jr.'s Office: Congressman's Condition More Serious Than First BelievedCongressman 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.
Sandi Jackson Breaks Silence: 'I Love My Husband Very Much'Ald. Sandi Jackson today issued her first public comments regarding the medical leave taken by her husband, U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson.
No Hints When Rep. Jackson Will Return To WorkA day after his office announced he has taken a leave of absence due to “exhaustion,” it’s still unclear when U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will return to work.
Bills On Gender Identity, Guaranteed Medical Leave Advance In State HouseState legislation is moving ahead to add gender identity to the Illinois hate crimes law, and to require employers to allow medical leave for those joined in civil unions.