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"Our Public Service Will Continue:" Rev. Jackson

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"Our Public Service Will Continue:" Rev. Jackson

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For the first time in a long time, Chicago doesn't have a member of the Jackson family representing its residents.

Less than two months after Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned as congressman for the 2nd District, his wife Sandi Jackson stepped down effective Tuesday as alderman for the 7th Ward.

Rev. Jesse Jackson told NBC Chicago this isn't the last the city will see of his family.

"Our public service will continue, so keep our family in prayers," Jackson said before the 23rd annual PUSH-Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast. "We're serving right now. We will continue."

When asked how his son and daughter-in-law are doing, he responded "very well."

The recent resignations leave the 7th Ward with no alderman and no congressman. Chiefs of staff for both offices said constituents can call them while replacements are chosen, respectively, by appointment and special election.
 

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