The budget bill that cleared the U.S. House Wednesday received widespread support from Illinois' Congressional delegation.
Few details are being provided about the unexpected medical leave of absence that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, began on June 10.
The three-sentence statement says Jackson went on medical leave just over two weeks ago. It says Jackson "asks that you respect his family's privacy."
A spokesman says the congressman is being treated for exhaustion. He had no further comment. Jackson's district offices remain open.