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Jesse Jackson Jr

Staggering Sentences and the Children of Incarcerated Parents

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 03.28.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

The instances where staggered sentences have been used reveals that they are an exercise of judicial discretion usually reserved for wealthy defendants.

Democrats Prepare for Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy
Arnold Steinberg

SATIRE Another Perspective Special to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines Register, January 25 Tonight in Des Moines, one week before the Iowa Ca...

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. 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...

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.

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.

Ryan J. Reilly

Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced | 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...

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...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Wants To Head Behind Bars Before Wife Sandi

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi appear to be preparing for the likely possibility that they will both be heading to prison wh...

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...

Lawmakers skip the main course, load up on dessert; Byrne: Dems can't govern; IL credit rating: Worst gets worse: Your Reboot Illinois Daily Tip-Off

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.04.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

JUST DESSERTS $71 million to buy a land for a new airport in Peotone. Help for a new DePaul stadium in Chicago. $2 billion in new spending. Our lawmak...

Letters To Jackson Jr. Judge A Bizarre Mix Of Angry, Heartfelt Pleas

Posted 05.14.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to sentencing former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, ex-Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson, it seems everyone has an opinion. ...

Ryan J. Reilly

'Charming' Jesse Jackson Jr. Deserves Break, Says Politician | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) wrote a letter last month asking a federal judge to go easy on former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. when he's senten...