Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress

Sean Lengell The Washington Times 11/21/2012

After a long struggle with medical and legal problems, Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress on Wednesday, citing failing health as the reason he is stepping down after 17 years but adding he is cooperating with a federal investigation “into my activities.”

The Illinois Democrat, 47, who […]

House Ethics Committee to get testimony from Robert Blagojevich

Ed Morrissey 4/13/2012

Looks like we may not have heard the last from the Rod Blagojevich corruption scandal after all. The former Illinois governor got a 14-year prison sentence in December on federal charges, following the career path forged by more than one of his predecessors in the office. His brother Robert, however, is […]

Ethics panel extends Jackson probe

Justin Sink The Hill 12/2/2011

The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it needs more time to complete its review of ethics charges stemming from allegations that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) acted improperly in seeking appointment to President Obama’s former Senate seat in 2009.

In a joint news release, Ethics Committee Chairman Jo Bonner […]

GOP gains traction in Jesse Jackson Jr.’s district

Sophia Tareen The Daily Caller 10/11/2010

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (AP) — Isaac Hayes, a conservative Republican challenging U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., is getting more attention lately — and not just because he shares a name with the soul legend known for the “Shaft” theme.

More revelations about Jackson’s links to the corruption case of […]