Sandi Jackson

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

Rev. Jackson Issues Statement On Son’s Legal Woes

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. released a statement Monday thanking those who have prayed for Jesse Jackson Jr. and his family. He also calls the hurt “indescribable.”

02/18/2013

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

Jackson Jr. Remembered At Rainbow PUSH Meeting

Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Junior was remembered at the weekly meeting of his father’s Rainbow-PUSH Coalition.

02/16/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jackson Jr., Wife Charged With Misusing Campaign Money, Agree To Admit Guilt

Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was formally charged Friday with improperly using campaign money for personal use, including a Rolex watch, trips and meals with a mistress.

02/15/2013

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

Jesse Jackson Jr. Plea Deal Could Be Filed As Soon As Friday

Formal charges against Jesse Jackson Jr. could be filed as soon as Friday and Tuesday at the latest. His plea has also implicated his wife, leading to tax fraud charges against her.

02/14/2013

New 7th Ward Ald. Natashia Holmes. (CBS)

IDOT Worker Picked To Replace Jackson As 7th Ward Alderman

A onetime Illinois Department of Transportation employee has been chosen by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th).

02/11/2013

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds announces his 2012 campaign for the congressional seat he once held in the 1990s. (CBS).

Reynolds Defends Jesse Jackson Jr.

As reports circulate of a Jesse Jackson Jr. plea agreement, a contrarian view arises from one who sees the investigation as a diversion from the city’s real problems.

02/09/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Jackson Jr. Has Signed ‘Blind Plea’ Deal With Feds

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors, a deal which calls for him to plead guilty to misuse of campaign funds and let a federal judge determine whether he serves any time in prison, CBS 2 has learned.

02/07/2013

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds announces his 2012 campaign for the congressional seat he once held in the 1990s. (CBS).

Reynolds Urges FBI To Help Chicago Police Fight Gun Violence

Second Congressional District candidate Mel Reynolds on Wednesday urged federal authorities to focus on gun violence in Chicago, instead of alleged financial misdealings by former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife.

WBBM Newsradio–02/06/2013

Ald. Sandi Jackson. (CBS)

53 Applicants Will Be Considered For 7th Ward Vacancy

Mayor Emanuel is appointing a commission with people from the South Shore community to submit a list of three finalists for him to consider.

01/28/2013

Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) speaks to reporters at City Hall, where she attended her first City Council committee meeting since her husband, Jesse Jackson Jr., resigned from Congress. (Credit: CBS)

42 Applicants So Far To Replace Sandi Jackson In 7th Ward

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office has so far received 42 applications for the vacancy in the 7th Ward following the resignation of Sandi Jackson.

01/25/2013

Movers stack boxes of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s belongings outside his home in Chicago. The items were brought to Chicago from his former office on Capitol Hill. (Credit: CBS)

Movers Haul Jackson Jr.’s D.C. Office Belongings To Chicago Home

Workers unloaded box after box at the Jackson family home, bringing dozens of boxes of books, cartons of files, and wardrobes of Jackson’s work clothes taken from his former office on Capitol Hill.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) speaks to reporters at City Hall, where she attended her first City Council committee meeting since her husband, Jesse Jackson Jr., resigned from Congress. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Begins Search For Jackson Successor

Mayor Emanuel says he’s accepting online applications for a successor to Sandi Jackson as alderman of the 7th Ward, but the wife of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has her own ideas.

01/17/2013

Protestors picket outside a closed South Shore grocery store. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

South Shore Residents Protest Closing Of Grocery Store

Standing at 79th and South Shore and holding signs, protesters say the neighborhood is lacking strong leaders at city hall.

01/06/2013

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

Constituents Weigh In On Sandi Jackson’s Absentee Record

The Alderman has the highest absentee rate in the council and has recently missed the all important annual budget meeting.

11/27/2012

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

Sandi Jackson Unsure If Jesse Jackson Jr. Will Be Back Before Election

The wife of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has been out of the public eye for three months while being treated for mental health problems, said she is not sure the congressman will return to the public eye before the November election.

10/03/2012

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.

06/27/2012

Police tape seen at 75th Street and Constance Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Cops Hit South Shore Neighborhood Plagued By Violence

There’s evidence that more Chicago cops on the beat perhaps is already having an impact in one neighborhood troubled by violent crime.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

The 7200 block of South Phillips Avenue was still waiting for its first plow on Friday, two days after the last snowfall of February 2011's blizzard. (Credit: CBS)

Chicagoans Frustrated Some Streets Still Not Plowed

Many Chicago residents were venting their frustration Friday with the pace of the city’s efforts to clear the streets of snow.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

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