Skip to comments.Ald. Sandi Jackson resigns from Chicago City Council
Posted on 01/12/2013 6:56:51 AM PST by glorgau
After weeks of rumors and equally strenuous denials, Sandi Jackson resigned as Chicago's 7th Ward alderman Friday, the latest chapter in the stunning, scandal-laced downfall of what had been one of the city's most prominent and powerful political duos.
The decision by Ald. Jackson, who was elected in 2007, came less than two months after husband Jesse Jackson Jr. quit the congressional seat he had held for 17 years amid ongoing federal ethics probes into his campaign finances and a diagnosis of bipolar depression.
For years, the former congressman had used his federal campaign fund to pay his wife hundreds of thousands of dollars as a political consultant. Since 2006, Jackson Jr.'s federal campaign fund has sent more than $280,000 to Sandi Jackson's two local campaign funds, state records show. Such transfers are legal.
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There are various deals being worked here...ensuring that charges are kept to a minimum. Sadly, the public will never know of what really took place.
The flip side....someone is waiting in the wings to take off and run a new corruption episode. Fresh new faces for the prosecutor’s office.
It's Obama, clearing the table. Remember Jessie senior's on-mic comments about wanting to cut Barry's nuts off?
I wonder if the beer distributorship the Jacksons have was threatened.
Seems like all of America is now becoming one big Chicago.
I’m sure holder will give her a get out of jail free card any day now. We can’t have black pols going to jail—that would be racist.
“I value the public trust which has been bestowed upon me and take my responsibility to safeguard the interests of my constituents seriously”
Safe guard? Bullshlt. How about the 500+ murders in chicago last year?
She’ll be treated as a victim and set up for life as a political consultant or given some kind of political sinecure. Poor child had to resign for the sake of her family.
Sarah Palin, on the other hand, will always be labeled a quitter.
These are the rules.