Chicago mayor: Jackson should tell his intentions


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Posted Online: Nov. 13, 2012, 9:09 am
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CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to talk to voters about his plans.

Emanuel said Monday the congressman should 'have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions' now that the election's over. The mayor mentioned 'big issues' before Congress. The mayor has previously declined to comment about Jackson, who went on medical leave in June.

Jackson easily won re-election last week though his medical leave kept him campaigning. The Democrat remains hospitalized at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic under treatment for bipolar disorder.

Jackson issued a statement thanking voters last week. He said once doctors approve his return to work he'll continue to be a 'progressive fighter.'

Jackson's leave came amid a House Ethics Committee investigation into links to imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.














 



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