Medical leave en Rep. Jackson 'more serious than we thought' <p><a href="">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 Rep. Jackson 'more serious than we thought'