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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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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