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

Jackson Jr.’s Mom: My Son Dealing With ‘Enormous Disappointment’

The mother of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. broke her silence about her son’s illness, acknowledging the congressman has had trouble dealing the “enormous disappointment” over the past few years.

07/13/2012

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.

07/12/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jackson: Congressman Son Is ‘Unwell,’ ‘Rebuilding His Strength’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. said Thursday that his Congressman son is “unwell” and “rebuilding his strength,” but had little else to say on the subject.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

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