Category Archives: Jesse Jackson Jr.

Sandi Jackson, wife of Jesse Jr., vows not to resign unless ‘catastrophic’ event occurs

Sandi Jackson campaigning in 2009. Image: Windy City Share. Windy City Share)

Sandi Jackson campaigning in 2009. Image: Windy City Share.

 

CHICAGO – Alderman Sandi Jackson (7th Ward), wife of former congressman Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), has vowed not to resign unless something ‘catastrophic’ happens. She also says she’s not a candidate to fill her husband’s congressional seat and is undecided about if and when she’ll take up permanent residence in Chicago . . .

Read abut Alderman Sandi Jackson’s political plans here.

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Convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds wants Jesse Jackson Jr.’s congressional seat

Convicted former Rep Mel Reynolds, wants to reclaim his seat in Chicago's 2nd Congressional District, in Illinois. Photo: AP.

Convicted former Rep Mel Reynolds, wants to reclaim his seat in Chicago’s 2nd Congressional District. AP photo.

Mel Reynolds, former representative from Chicago’s 2nd District, wants to reclaim his seat in Congress — the one Jesse Jackson Jr. vacated when he resigned. Reynolds held this seat from 1993 to 1995 but was convicted of multiple sex-related charges, and Jackson Jr. replaced Reynolds after winning a special election in late 1995 . . .

For more on this Chicago political story, click here.

Jesse Jackson Jr.: Pedigree and bio offer insight into present troubles

Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill), 2nd Congressional District, resigned from Congress on Wednesday citing deteriorating health issues as the reason. The saga has played out in slow motion since June, and the resignation is part of the still unfolding drama. Much has been written about the congressman’s fall from political grace, and the public is aware of the Department of Justice investigation over alleged misuse of campaign funds. Meanwhile, the denouement of Jackson’s story, a plea deal is pending . . .

To read more about Jackson Jr.’s fall from political grace, click here.