Medical Leave

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

Mayo Clinic: Congressman Jackson Has Bipolar Disorder

The 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.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

Ald. Sandi Jackson discusses her husband U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s treatment for depression and gastrointestinal issues. (Credit: CBS)

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.


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.


Ald. Sandi Jackson. (CBS)

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.


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)

No Hints When Rep. Jackson Will Return To Work

A 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.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Bills On Gender Identity, Guaranteed Medical Leave Advance In State House

State 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.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012