Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has submitted his resignation to House Speaker John Boehner, CBS News reports.The Chicago Tribune has published his resignation letter.

Two weeks ago Jackson easily won re-election in Illinois’ second district,¬†which he has represented since 1995.

The FBI is currently investigating Jackson for alleged misuse of campaign funds, and the congressman is reportedly in negotiations for a plea deal that could include jail time.

Jackson spent four weeks at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota over the summer in treatment for bipolar depression.

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