Jesse Jackson Jr.

U.S. Marshals Selling Furs And Memorabilia
6:35 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Ex-Congressman Jackson, Jr's "Stuff" Up For Auction

Detail of an autographed Michael Jackson collage formerly owned by Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Credit U.S. Marshals Service

Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee, and a pile of expensive furs are on the auction block tomorrow. U.S. Marshals are selling off some of the valuable possessions of former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and his wife, former Chicago alderman Sandra Stevens Jackson. 

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12:14 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Jackson Junior Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison

Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. received a 2-and-a-half year prison term Wednesday. He was sentenced after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign money.

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Jesse Jackson Jr.
5:08 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Sentencing This Week For Jackson Jr.

A federal judge will sentence Jesse Jackson Junior and his wife for stealing campaign money. His lawyers are expected to bring up the ex-Congressman’s mental illness.

Jackson Junior pleaded guilty in February to stealing $750,000 from his campaign account, and spending it on lavish personal items. Defense attorney Reid Weingarten then suggested he might bring up Jackson’s struggle with bi-polar disorder to argue for a lighter sentence.

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6:27 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Sentencing Arguments In Jackson Case

Lawyers for Jesse Jackson Junior on Monday are expected to argue against prosecutors’ recommended prison sentences for the former Illinois Congressman and his wife.

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Jesse Jackson, Jr. resignation
1:18 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Robin Kelly Wins Big, Replacing Congressman Jackson

Representative-elect Robin Kelly, 2nd Congressional District

Illinois’ Second Congressional District has a voice again. Democrat Robin Kelly easily beat five opponents in the special election to fill former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s U.S. House seat. The district has been without representation since Jackson resigned in November, shortly after winning re-election, in spite of corruption allegations and an extended leave to deal with bipolar depression. 

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1:56 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Resigns

Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. has resigned: a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner confirms he has received Jackson's letter of resignation.

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Election 2012
5:36 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Congressman Not Likely to Step Aside

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has until the end of business Monday to take his name off the November ballot.  It is the last chance to remove his name and still have Democratic Party bosses handpick a replacement candidate. Over the weekend, he sent a recorded message to constituents.

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4:18 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. treated for bipolar disorder

Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is being treated for bipolar depression II, according to a news release from the Mayo Clinic.

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6:18 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. Getting Treated For 'Mood Disorder'

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is under intensive medical treatment for a "mood disorder," his office announced in a brief statement Wednesday, more than a month after the Chicago Democrat quietly went on medical leave of absence.

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1:39 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Rep. Jackson 'more serious than we thought'

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, is in more serious condition that initially thought, according to a statement from his office.

The congressman's staff "was recently made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time," the statement says.

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.

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