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August 28, 2014, 10:09 am
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Jesse Jackson, Jr. Resigns From Congress


Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. has submitted a letter of resignation from Congress, just over two weeks after winning re-election to his Chicago area district.

 

House Speaker John Boehner's office acknowledged receiving the letter but did not immediately offer more details about the move.

 

Jackson has been absent from Capitol Hill and his district for months, after taking a medical leave of absence in June for treatment of bipolar disorder.  He is also reportedly under federal investigation for alleged misuse of campaign funds, and according to some media accounts, he has been in negotiations on a plea deal that would have included stepping down from office.

 

Stay with 970 WMAY for more information on this developing story.

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