(CBS) — One of Chicago’s former political power couples is calling it quits.
According to court documents, Jesse Jackson Jr. filed for a certificate of dissolution marriage Monday but began divorce proceedings in July while his wife was still in prison. The former congressman cited “irreconcilable differences.”READ MORE: Families Fight To Keep Memorial Trees Offered Through Chicago Park District After Being Told Of Golf Course Plans
The Jacksons have been married for 25 years.
He is asking for primary custody of the couple’s two children, according to a court filing dated Monday.READ MORE: Mother Who Heard Shots, Death Of Adam Toledo Shares What She Heard, Neighborhood Insight
The Jacksons were both convicted in 2013 after Jesse Jackson Jr. took some $750,000 from his campaign fund and used it for personal purchases.
Sandi Jackson, a former Chicago alderman, helped run the campaign fund.MORE NEWS: Protesters Pack Logan Square Over Police Shooting Of Adam Toledo