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Sandi Jackson A No-Show at Council Meeting

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Ald. Sandi Jackson, wife of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., didn't show up for a city council committee meeting for the second week in a row.

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The wife of embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was nowhere to be found Wednesday during a scheduled Chicago City Council Committee meeting she was scheduled to attend.

Ald. Sandi Jackson's no-show comes a day after the Wall Street Journal reported she may be included in the investigation of Jackson Jr. for misuse of campaign funds. Jackson allegedly used the money to redecorate the couple's Washington D.C. home.

The alderman's absence from the meeting was her second in two weeks.

Sandi Jackson's husband was released Tuesday from the Mayo Clinic but reportedly is still under out-patient care of physicians for bipolar disorder.

The congressman won re-election on Nov. 6 by a wide margin, despite being absent from office since early June and under the cloud of investigation.

Meanwhile Jackson Jr. reportedly hired an FEC consultant, according to records on file with the Federal Election Commission. The congressman’s FEC report details a $3,000 itemized disbursement to Ms. Whitney Burns on Aug. 2, 2012. The purpose of the expenditure is listed as “FEC Consult.”

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