Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. reportedly admitted to other possible crimes committed by him and others as well as offered help in a federal investigation while on home detention in 2015.

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Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is slated to be released from a federal prison camp in Montgomery, Alabama Thursday. According to Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, who spoke with Jackson earlier this week, he will leave the camp and finish his sentence at a halfway house in Washington, D.C. “I went in there to say hello […]


Jesse Jackson Jr. is considering a plea deal from federal authorities who are investigating whether he misused campaign funds, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. SEE ALSO: NYC Subway Riders Receive Bloody Metrocards The former representative may serve prison time if he accepts the deal. “Significant jail time is now definitely a part of the deal,” said […]


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is putting his Victorian-style home in Washington D.C. on the market for a $2.5 million, the Chicago Tribune reports. The Chicago congressman, who has been on medical leave for the past three months to dealing with bipolar disorder, recently left the Mayo Clinic where he was receiving treatment. Before Mayo, he […]

“What exactly is a mood disorder?” is a question many asked upon learning that Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (pictured), (D-Ill) was seeking treatment for one. RELATED: Jesse Jackson Jr. Being Treated For Mood Disorder Mental Health America describes mood disorders here: Four basic forms of mood disorders are major depression, cyclothymia (a mild form of bipolar disorder), […]

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is leading the fight to increase the minimum wage.  The congressman would like to see every American get a wage of at least $10 per hour, which is an increase from the current rate of $7.25 per hour.  President Barack Obama promised that the minimum wage would be over $9 per […]

CHICAGO – Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. faces serious competition for the first time since his House career began, damaged by the last three years of allegations of corruption and embarrassing personal disclosures and made even more vulnerable by Illinois’s new congressional district map.

KANKAKEE, Ill.  – U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is predicting he’ll be “vindicated” by an ethics investigation into whether he or someone on his behalf offered to raise funds for ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in return for an appointment to President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat. “Let me be clear. I believe in the American system of justice,” […]

CHICAGO — At the brink of the tumultuous fall of former Chicago governor Rep. Rod Blagojevich, Javier E. David from The Grio poses the question of whether Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. can overcome his host of scandals, including the initial accusation that he offered Blagojevich money for former Sen. Barack Obama’s congress seat and his […]

Roland Martin talks with Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. about the reading of the Constitution during yesterday’s session of Congress. For the first time in history, the 112th Congresses began with the reading of the United States Constitution.

CHICAGO — Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he’s a “public servant” not a “perfect servant.”