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10 Corruption Quotes From Illinois Politicians

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.16.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Sometimes a politician's best speech comes on the witness stand. Here is an updated collection of quotes directly from corrupt Illinois politicians, o...

Feds To Auction Off Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Memorabilia Collection

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A showy red cape and an autographed Michael Jackson poster drew the most interest from potential buyers as a government auction of aro...

30 Months In Prison For Jesse Jackson Jr., 1 Year For Sandi

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER and JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 10.14.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on per...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Facing Sentencing

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.13.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The genesis of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s decline dates to when he chose to forgo divinity studies and enter the world of politics instead, or so ...

Jackson Jr. Makes Prison Preference Known Ahead Of Sentencing

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has said where he wants to serve time for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds. Jackson...

Jackson Jr. Wants Medical Information In Court Doc Kept Secret

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

Ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reportedly submitted a request to keep information about his medical condition out of the public eye in his upcomin...

Rev. Jackson Says Son Under Strict Medical Supervision

AP | Posted 02.19.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his former congressman son is under strict medical supervision as he struggles with bipolar disorder "compounde...

Report: Jackson Jr. Signs Plea Deal Including Possible Jail Time

Posted 02.09.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reportedly signed a deal in recent days that includes his pleading guilty to misusing his camp...

Report: Pending Jackson Jr. Plea Deal Includes 'Significant' Jail Time

Posted 02.07.2013 | Chicago

As the trouble train rolls on for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., new reports indicate the disgraced ex-congressman could be headed for an extended sta...

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Struggles Weigh Heavily On His Father

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 01.30.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — In the cluttered office where he's met with some of the nation's top politicians and preachers, penned rousing speeches and planned ci...

Possible Successors Line Up After Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Resignation

Posted 11.24.2012 | Chicago

Though it's only been three days since Jesse Jackson Jr.'s abrupt resignation from Congress, about a dozen potential names have already been floated i...

Jackson Jr. Resigns From Congress

Posted 11.21.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) announced his resignation from Congress Wednesday. Jackson formally submitted his letter of resignation Wednes...

Report: Jackson Jr. Canceled Plan To Break Silence Wednesday

Posted 11.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has apparently had a change of heart about breaking his long-maintained silence Wednesday amid reports of his o...

Jackson Jr. Continuing Medical Treatment Away From Mayo Clinic

AP | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. remains under the care of physicians for bipolar disorder, although he's no longer a patient at Minnesota's M...

Jackson Jr. Leaves Mayo Clinic Amid Reports Of Plea Negotiations

AP | Posted 01.13.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has left the Mayo Clinic, where he was being treated for bipolar disorder for the second time since taking a leave o...

Report: Jackson Jr. Federal Probe Expands To Include Sandi

Posted 11.13.2012 | Chicago

Updated story The federal investigation into U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign finances has reportedly expanded to include Chicago Ald. Sandi ...

Report: Jackson Jr.'s Plea Deal Could Include Resignation, Jail Time

Posted 11.11.2012 | Chicago

A resignation from Congress and jail time are reportedly part of a tentative plea deal U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is currently considering. ...

Report: Jesse Jackson Jr. Is In Plea Deal Talks

Posted 11.08.2012 | Chicago

Newly reelected U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is reportedly attempting to reach a plea bargain with federal investigators digging into allegati...

Jackson Jr. Re-elected Amid Health Woes, Extended Absence

Posted 11.07.2012 | Chicago

Amid health issues that have kept him from office since June and various reports of bizarre behavior, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was re-elec...

Absentee Congressman Voted By Absentee Ballot

AP | Posted 12.31.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jesse Jackson Jr.'s publicist says the ailing Illinois congressman has voted by absentee ballot. However, Kevin Lampe says in a state...

2 Months Since Release, Jackson Jr. Back At Mayo Clinic

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 10.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was back at the Mayo Clinic for an evaluation Tuesday and possibly a longer stay, nearly two months after being...

Bobby Rush Speaks Out On Jackson Jr.'s Behalf

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 12.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who covertly went on medical leave months ago and has given no sign of when he'll return to work, seems t...

Jackson Jr.'s Mayo Clinic Return Confirmed By His Father

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has given no hint of when he'll return to work four months after taking medical leave, will head back to t...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Says He's 'Starting To Heal'

AP | Posted 12.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. spoke out about his treatment for depression for the first time since the start of his secretive, four-m...

Report: Jesse Jackson Jr. To Return To The Mayo Clinic

Posted 10.20.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has had a rough week -- and the negative attention is apparently causing his doctors to recommend the congressman...