Alderman Sandi Jackson no-show at Chicago council


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 2:38 pm
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CHICAGO (AP) A day after U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. failed to show up to the halls of Congress, his wife, Alderman Sandi Jackson, was a no-show to a Chicago City Council meeting.

The Jacksons have largely been out of sight amid reports that Rep. Jackson is under federal investigation for potential misuse of his campaign finances. This week he checked out for the second time from the Mayo Clinic, where he's been treated for bipolar disorder and other medical issues.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel expressed sympathy for the alderman after Thursday's meeting. He also said that on a day the budget passed 46-3 it was not crucial that she attend.

But Emanuel did say that it's time Congressman Jackson start talking to his constituents about 'his intentions and his actions.'














 



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