Just days after Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior was released from a hospital where he was being treated for bipolar disorder, it’s still unclear when he’ll return to work.
The Chicago Democrat left the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota last week and is back home in Washington with his family following months out of the public eye on medical leave. But neither his office, his civil rights leader father, nor his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, could say when Jackson might actually return to work.
Very little information has been available about the congressman’s condition and recovery.
Jackson is currently under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for ties to imprisoned former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The committee is looking into allegations Jackson was involved in discussions about raising money for Blagojevich’s campaign in exchange for the then-governor appointing him to President Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat. Jackson has repeatedly denied doing anything wrong.
- Bob Hamilton, KMOX News