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Jesse Jackson Jr’s Health Up in the Air

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CHICAGO (AP)– Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s colleagues say they’re stumped when it comes to the Chicago Democrat’s medical condition.

Congressman Danny Davis said Monday that he’s had no contact with Jackson and has no idea what he’s suffering from. Davis and Jackson are members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Other Illinois congressmen have said the same thing.

Jackson has been on medical leave for weeks. Initially, his office said Jackson was being treated for exhaustion. But last week staff said Jackson’s condition is more serious and requires inpatient medical treatment. A statement said Jackson also has been grappling with emotional issues.

No details on Jackson’s whereabouts or exact medical condition have been released. Jackson’s spokesmen haven’t returned multiple messages.

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin says Jackson must provide an update “soon.”

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