U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Checks Out of the Mayo Clinic

The congressman's chief of staff confirmed Jackson is home with his family.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is home with his family nearly three months into his medical leave of absence, according to his Chief of Staff.

"He's home with his wife and children and he's convalescing," Rick Bryant told the Chicago Tribune Friday.

Jackson had been at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for several weeks and was diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder, according to clinic staff.

The U.S. representative's return comes just at the end of a five-week summer recess for Congress, and Bryant said he's hoping Jackson will be back in action as early as Monday. 

Bryant also said Jackson had made plans to drive from Minnesota to his home in Washington D.C., but did not confirm whether the congressman did so upon checking out of the clinic.

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James Taylor September 07, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Right on for Congressman Jackson and his family! Good luck JR.
Harry September 07, 2012 at 10:24 PM
that is great Jesse
James Taylor September 08, 2012 at 12:38 AM
JR, didn't get a chance to thank you for presenting the speech at the Pembroke Grade School, I was busy interviewing and taking pictures. Shortly after that you went into the hospital but wanted to say the children really liked and were motivated by your speech as were the staff and teachers. So we all look forward to your returning to Pembroke and don't forget that a couple of us are waiting to show you how to fish the Kankakee River. Bet we get you hooked on our beautiful river.
Sadb September 08, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Jr, sorry to hear your sick but i work when im sick, i dont get paid to not work and take off months, the party is over lets get back on the job!!!
Juvenal September 09, 2012 at 12:56 PM
His "home" is in Washington D.C.? And his kids go to private school in D.C.? How is that possible when he is supposed to represent an Illinois districts and his wife is supposed to represent a Chicago ward? Talk about "taxation without representation."


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