Medical leave http://northernpublicradio.org en Rep. Jackson 'more serious than we thought' http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rep-jackson-more-serious-we-thought <p><a href="http://jackson.house.gov/">U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.</a>, D-Chicago, is in more serious condition that initially thought, according to a statement from his office.</p><p>The congressman&#39;s staff &quot;was recently made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time,&quot; the statement says.</p><p>It says Jackson is being evaluated and treated at an in-patient medical facility, and his doctors believe he will be there for an extended period of time, with outpatient treatment after that.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:39:47 +0000 WNIJ 14500 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rep. Jackson 'more serious than we thought'