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Jackson Jr. pays $200,000 of $750,00 judgment

CHICAGO | Court records show that former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has paid $200,000 toward his $750,000 forfeiture judgment.

November 04, 2013 3:35 pm

After 'snafu,' Jackson reports to federal prison

CHICAGO | Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. entered a North Carolina prison Tuesday to begin serving a 2 1/2-year term for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign money on everything from cigars to a gold watch — a day after he tried but failed to get into the federal complex.

October 29, 2013 6:45 pm
Jackson to sell home to pay $750,000 judgment

Jackson to sell home to pay $750,000 judgment

CHICAGO | Prison-bound former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. plans to sell his home in Washington, D.C., to help pay a $750,000 forfeiture judgment — part of his sentence for illegally dipping into his campaign coffers and spending the money on rock 'n' roll memorabilia, furs capes, vacations…

October 25, 2013 3:57 pm
Filing: Jackson to sell home to pay $750,000

Filing: Jackson to sell home to pay $750,000

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., leaves federal court in Washington on Aug. 14. Prison-bound Jackson plans to sell his home in Washington to help pay $750,000 in penalties stemming from his sentence for illegally spending campaign funds on personal items.

October 25, 2013 1:12 pm

Jackson should already be in prison for his crimes

Hey, can I steal $750,000, get a slap on the wrist and pick the prison I would like to go to?

August 22, 2013 12:00 am

Another politician serves time at taxpayers' expense

Another politician is going to a country club prison. He even suggested which country club prison he wanted to serve time at.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: 2 public corruption cases, 2 different sentences

DOUG ROSS: 2 public corruption cases, 2 different sentences

What's the going rate for public corruption?

August 16, 2013 12:00 am Related
Jackson Jr. faces sentencing

Jackson Jr. faces sentencing

CHICAGO | The genesis of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s decline dates to when he chose to forgo divinity studies and enter the world of politics instead, or so says the ex-congressman's sister. Other supporters suggest it was when he opted for weight-loss surgery. Still others single out his diagnosed …

August 13, 2013 5:02 pm
Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. faces sentencing

Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. faces sentencing

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal court in Washington in February after he entered a guilty plea to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.

August 13, 2013 3:00 pm
Forfeiture motion names ex-Rep. Jackson's homes

Forfeiture motion names ex-Rep. Jackson's homes

CHICAGO | Government prosecutors on Friday filed a forfeiture motion naming the homes of former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, in a move legal observers said could result in them losing one or both homes.

June 28, 2013 8:30 pm
Gov't recommends 4 years for Jesse Jackson Jr.

Gov't recommends 4 years for Jesse Jackson Jr.

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal court in Washington in February after he entered a guilty plea to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. On Friday, prosecutors recommended Jackson be given four years in prison. He…

June 07, 2013 3:08 pm
Military academy dreams nearly shattered

Military academy dreams nearly shattered

CALUMET CITY | When Brayden Banske visited his big sister at the U.S. Naval Academy, he made it his goal to follow in her footsteps.

May 27, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: 83 percent of Hoosiers support gun background checks

BRIAN HOWEY: 83 percent of Hoosiers support gun background checks

There’s always something in Howey Politics Indiana polling that raises at least one eyebrow, and sometimes both.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: At GSU, we take civic engagement to heart

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: At GSU, we take civic engagement to heart

On Feb. 7, Governors State University hosted a forum for candidates running in the special primary for Congressional District 2, Jesse Jackson Jr.’s former seat.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
2nd Congressional District candidates outline platforms at NAACP forum

2nd Congressional District candidates outline platforms at NAACP forum

CHICAGO | The problems of urban violence and high unemployment among African-Americans are intertwined, said Marcus Lewis, one of six candidates seeking Jesse Jackson Jr.'s former seat in Congress.

April 04, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Jackson Jr.'s district has history of corruption

Jackson Jr.'s district has history of corruption

CHICAGO | They elected a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and ended up with a congressman who was convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker. They voted for the son of a famous civil rights leader and got someone who illegally spent campaign funds on everything from furniture to…

February 23, 2013 11:45 am
Jackson Jr.'s district has history of corruption

Jackson Jr.'s district has history of corruption

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal court in Washington after he entered a guilty plea to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. Residents in Illinois' 2nd District are preparing to vote in a special primary Tuesd…

February 23, 2013 11:32 am

EDITORIAL: Illinois's 2nd District deserves better

Residents of the 2nd Congressional District deserve better than they have received from recent congressmen.

February 19, 2013 12:00 am

Durkin tells Republican congressional hopeful he'll never vote GOP again

GLENWOOD | Village President Kerry Durkin on Saturday told a Republican candidate with aspirations of succeeding Jesse Jackson Jr. that he views the GOP as being so hostile toward his community that he won’t consider any of the party’s political candidates.

February 16, 2013 8:30 pm

Jesse Jackson Jr., wife agree to plead guilty

WASHINGTON | In a spectacular fall from political prominence, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife agreed Friday to plead guilty to federal charges growing out of what prosecutors said was a scheme to use $750,000 in campaign funds for lavish personal expenses, including a $43,000…

February 15, 2013 4:31 pm
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