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Jesse Jackson Jr. Is Almost Home Free

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was released Monday morning from the Baltimore halfway house where he had been living since his ...

Reports: Ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Prison

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

March 26 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama prison on Thursday after serving time for misusing ab...

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...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Could Leave Prison Sooner Than Expected

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

Convicted ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. may taste freedom even sooner than expected. The disgraced former Democratic Representative from Illino...

Here's How Jesse Jackson Jr. Paying Restitution

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

In a move that would make Tywin Lannister proud, former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is hustling to pay his debts. Jackson is refinanci...

When Punishment Is Torture: An Open Letter to Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime
Rev. Ron Stief

I was deeply moved by your efforts to educate prisoners on their rights at the federal prison in North Carolina where you were held before being transferred to Montgomery, Ala. And I wasn't surprised to see those efforts it landed you in solitary confinement.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Tossed In Solitary After Advising Fellow Prisoners Of Rights

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Jesse Jackson Jr. was locked in solitary confinement after a guard "took exception" to the former congressman advising fellow prisoners of their right...

FEC: Prison Is No Excuse for Campaign Filing Failures

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Incarceration is apparently no excuse for not disclosing your political campaign committee activity.

Jackson Timeline from Start of Career to Prison Release Date

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With credit for good behavior, Jesse Jackson Jr. will be out of prison on New Year's Eve 2015. His rise was meteoric, his fall was hard and fast. We chart it in this timeline.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Has Projected Release Date

AP | Posted 11.02.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. could be released from federal prison on Dec. 31, 2015 — if he behaves himself. The ...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Begins Prison Sentence After Check-In Mishap

Posted 10.29.2013 | Chicago

Disgraced Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has made a lot of mistakes in his political career, including a bungled check-in to federal prison. After ...

Jacksons Selling D.C. Home To Pay Restitution To Feds

Posted 10.26.2013 | Chicago

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is planning to sell his family's Washington, D.C. home in order to help foot the bill of the $750,000 in fines he o...

Jackson Jr. Auction Stopped Amid Memorabilia Authenticity Issues

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.20.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With the authenticity of a guitar supposedly signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen called into question, authorities pulled th...

Daley on Exit: I Could Have Won, That's Why I Quit

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.18.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Bill Daley offered a unique excuse Tuesday for why he had abandoned his bid for governor the previous day: He was confident he'd win. And he realized that, at 65, he wasn't prepared for the 5- to 9-year commitment winning the governorship would entail.

Mad As Hell? Don't Just Yell: Use Reboot Illinois' New Sound Off Tool

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Our state's in sorry shape. Debt's growing. Higher taxes are looming. You're mad as hell, now who do you tell? Introducing: Sound Off.

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...

GOP Day at IL State Fair: 4 Gov Candidates Square Off

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.16.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republicans this year are giddy about their chances for retaking the governorship for the first time since Rod Blagojevich's victory in 2002.

Chicagoans Weigh In On Jesse Jackson Jr. Verdict

Posted 08.14.2013 | Chicago

Disgraced U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, learned their fate Wednesday as a federal judge sentenced the o...

Bruce Rauner: I'm Ready to Fight Unions

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.14.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois has never seen a candidate for governor like Republican hopeful Bruce Rauner. The Chicago venture capitalist has nearly endless wealth he could put into his campaign. He has no experience in elected office.

Sandra Jackson Will Serve Less Time Than Husband Jesse Jackson Jr.

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — The wife of former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been sentenced to one year in prison for filing false joint federal i...

Ryan J. Reilly

Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.14.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison followed by three years probation by a federal ju...

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...

No One Is Safe: Out-Of-State Groups Dominate Key Races

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Carpetbagging super PACs and nonprofit groups are dominating this year’s special congressional elections in a potential foreshadowing of the 2014 mi...