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IL Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Resigns


Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior resigned his U.S. House seat Wednesday.

Jackson, whose been on medical leave for treatment of a bipolar disorder, has faced a number of controversial issues in recent months, including a probe by federal investigators into his alleged misuse of campaign funds.

He is reportedly negotiating a plea deal that would allow him to resign for health reasons, serve some jail time for the misuse of funds, repay any funds used on personal items, and retain his congressional pension.

Despite his legal and health-related problems, the 47-year-old was reelected earlier this month.

The State of Illinois will hold a special election to fill Jackson's house seat.

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