City Council Inspector's Political Work Draws CriticismThe City Council's Inspector General has sparked controversy, after a top aide recently worked on a state lawmaker’s re-election campaign while taking time off the job.
Jackson Jr. Conference Call With Staff CancelledPlans for Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to speak to his staffers on Wednesday were abruptly cancelled Tuesday.
BGA President: Jackson's District May Not Have Congressman For Several More MonthsConstituents in Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s district have gone without representation on Capitol Hill for more than five months, and the head of the Better Government Association said Wednesday that they might have go go without a congressman for several more months, thanks to Jackson's ongoing health and legal problems.
Despite Long Absence, Jackson Jr. Easily Wins Re-ElectionDespite 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.
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.
Walter's Perspective: Jesse Wants His Privacy, We Want AnswersTonight 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?
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.
Durbin: Jackson Jr. Should Reveal More About His ConditionU.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.
No Hints When Rep. Jackson Will Return To WorkA 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.
Congressman Jackson Takes Medical Leave Of AbsenceThe congressman's office did not say how long Jackson would be away. It said his office remain open for constituent services.