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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

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

Jackson Jr. Checks Out Of Mayo Clinic; Feds Reportedly Investigating Wife

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota on Tuesday, after a second stint there to be treated for bipolar disorder.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr smokes a cigar while leaving his house on Oct. 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jackson Family Not Talking About Jesse Jr.’s Tentative Plea Deal

There has been no official response from the Jackson family to the exclusive CBS 2 report that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been negotiating a plea deal with federal prosecutors that would lead to his resignation for health reasons and likely jail time. Reactions among his constituents on Saturday were mixed.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2012

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

Source: Jackson Jr. Was Talked Out Of Resigning Before Election

CBS 2 has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. planned to step down weeks ago, ostensibly for mental health reasons, but a legal source said he talked Jackson and his wife, Sandi, out of that decision to resign before the election.

CBS 2–11/08/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr smokes a cigar while leaving his house on Oct. 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Key Democrat: If Jackson Jr. Seeking Plea Deal, He Deceived Party Leaders

A key South Side Democrat is expressing anger in the wake of a published report that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. might be seeking a plea deal with federal prosecutors probing his use of campaign funds.

11/08/2012

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

Despite Long Absence, Jackson Jr. Easily Wins Re-Election

Despite ongoing health problems that have kept him out of action for months – and a pair of investigations hanging over his head – Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. handily won re-election Tuesday against a trio of largely unknown challengers.

11/06/2012

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

Jackson Jr. Voted Absentee; Won’t Hold Election Day Event

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s publicist says the ailing Illinois congressman has voted by absentee ballot.

10/31/2012

Brian Woodworth (clockwise from right), Marcus Lewis and Rev. Anthony Williams are all running against U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (not pictured) in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio)

Jackson’s Opponents Agree: Even If He Weren’t Sick, He’d Need To Go

The three candidates running against ailing Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. agree he would need to be replaced even if he were not being treated for bipolar disorder, but they differ over almost everything else.

WBBM Newsradio–10/19/2012

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

Sources: Jackson Jr. Returning To Mayo Clinic

Sources said Friday that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is planning to return to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, as he continues treatment for bipolar disorder.

10/19/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Jackson Jr. Remains Off The Job, But Campaign Still Spending

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. hasn’t been on the campaign trail for months, as he’s kept out of the public eye while being treated for bipolar disorder, but he’s certainly been spending his campaign cash, and lots of it.

CBS 2–10/18/2012

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

Jackson Jr. Campaign Finance Reports Lack Details On Credit Charges, Furniture Purchase

CBS 2 has learned Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s campaign finance reports do not provide details for hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit card charges, or for an $8,000 purchase from a suburban furniture store. That, amid reports the federal probe is focused on alleged misuse of campaign cash to redecorate his home.

CBS 2–10/17/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr smokes a cigar while leaving his house on Oct. 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jackson Jr. Seen In Public For First Time, Says He’s ‘Not Well’

For the first time in months, ailing U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been sighted out in public, and talked about his battle with Bipolar II disorder.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Report: Jackson Jr. Allegedly Used Campaign Cash To Decorate Home

A federal probe into “suspicious activity” in U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s finances reportedly is focused on allegations he used campaign funds to pay to decorate his house.

10/15/2012

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

Source: Feds Probing ‘Suspicious Activity’ In Jackson Jr’s Finances

Spelling potentially new trouble for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., federal investigators have launched a probe into the South Shore congressman’s finances — a completely new area of scrutiny, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

10/12/2012

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

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)

Not Much Mention Of Congressman At PUSH Forum

There was little mention of what has been going on with U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. at Saturday morning’s Rainbow-PUSH forum at the organization’s South Side headquarters.

07/14/2012

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

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Jesse Wants His Privacy, We Want Answers

Tonight is the 30th night in a row — a month — since the beginning of the great Jesse Jackson Jr. mystery. What’s become of the congressman, who’s taken a leave of absence?

CBS 2–07/10/2012

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

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