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Sandi Jackson Changed Records After Husband's Resignation: Report




    Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson publicly told reporters Tuesday she's not running to replace her husband, Jesse Jackson Jr., in the 2nd congressional district. And to debunk another rumor, she's not resigning as alderman. In fact, she said, she's back at work. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012)

    There's more financial fallout from the resignation of Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Jackson's wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson, changed campaign reports five days after he resigned, the Chicago Sun-Times discovered.

    Sandi Jackson Not Sure When JJJ Will Return

    [CHI] Sandi Jackson Not Sure When JJJ Will Return
    "I believe at some point in time he will come back," Ald. Sandi Jackson told reporters Wednesday. (Published Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012)

    Newly filed amendments revealed $13,000 in previously undisclosed transfers from Jackson's account into Ald. Jackson's Ward account, the Sun-Times reports.

    The reports included monthly $1,250 transfers to the 7th Ward Independent Political Organization that did not list the purpose for the money, according to the publication, though Rep. Jackson's fund stated it was for rent.

    Sandi Jackson: Husband May Not Surface Until After Election

    [CHI] Sandi Jackson: Husband May Not Surface Until After Election
    It's been four months since Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. announced he was taking medial leave. He's back at his home in Washington, D.C. bus isn't making any public appearances. And that might be the case for several more weeks. Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012)

    Eight amended reports were filed by Ald. Jackson. The Sun-Times notes they date back to 2009.  

    The reasons stated for the amendments were computer errors and staffing issues.

    Jackson Jr. resigned on Nov. 21 in a letter to U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner, citing ongoing health concerns and acknowledging a federal investigation. He won re-election on Nov. 6 by a wide margin, despite being absent from office since early June.

    Multiple people have jumped on the bandwagon to run for the spot, from convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds to former Jackson opponent Debbie Halvorson.

    Ald. Jackson confirmed this week she does not plan to run and hasn't decided which candidate to back.