| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON --When an attorney for Jesse Jackson Jr. announced a day prematurely that the former congressman had entered prison, she heralded the dignitaries who were poised to visit him, including pastor Rick Warren, the Rev. Louis Farrakhan and two...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who entered federal prison Tuesday, has been given a projected release date: Dec. 31, 2015.
Federal prisoners who behave while in custody are eligible to shave 54 days a year off their terms, said Chris Burke, a bureau...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:59 PM
WASHINGTON — A case filled with strange twists and turns took a detour into confusion Monday night when a spokeswoman linked to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. announced that the ex-congressman had reported to federal prison but prison officials...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:14 AM
WASHINGTON — Jesse Jackson Jr., the former congressman imprisoned for misusing about $750,000 in campaign funds, has been sent a warning letter after his campaign apparently skipped another reporting deadline on its finances.
Jackson, 48, a...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:39 PM
In the minutes before his sentencing at the Dirksen Federal Building on Wednesday morning, Chicago pol Bill Beavers didn't blubber like so many others who had gone before him.
There was no upper-lip syncopation under the courtroom's fluorescent lights....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:02 AM
A dozen pieces of memorabilia and luxury clothing once owned by disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. are being auctioned off.
The items include Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee memorabilia and fur coats and capes.
The U.S. Marshals Service is...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Raghuveer Nayak, an influential Chicago businessman who figured in the downfalls of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., pleaded guilty today in his own criminal case to federal fraud charges related to a string of surgery...
| Aug 18, 2013
Compared to other convicted politicians that I have seen, which is a lot, Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi got off easy. But their case also stands out as more tragically bizarre and more pitiful.
Breathtakingly bizarre describes the crimes to which...
| Aug 15, 2013
It's obvious there was much drama in the courtroom as Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, waited to be sentenced in the theft of $750,000 from his campaign fund.
He cried and she cried, and after the drama came the actual sentence.
So let's talk...
| Aug 19, 2013
By their own admission and by ruling of a judge, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, have joined the ranks of other prominent persons sentenced to jail for misusing money in a criminal way.
Time and again we see...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:07 PM
WASHINGTON – The end of the Jackson family political dynasty arrived Wednesday as a Chicago power couple ready-made for the cameras learned the next few years of their lives will be spent taking turns in prison.
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.,...