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Feds ask for prison time for Jesse Jackson Jr.

CHICAGO, June 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors asked a federal judge to send former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., to prison for four years for illegal personal use of campaign funds.

Judge won't seal Jackson's medical information until she sees it

CHICAGO, June 5 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago says she will not seal parts of the sentencing memorandum for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., until she has seen it.

Former Rep. Jackson wants medical documents sealed

CHICAGO, June 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., has asked a federal judge to seal parts of a sentencing memorandum dealing with his medical condition.
Constituents appeal against Jesse Jackson

Constituents appeal against Jesse Jackson

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Former constituents of ex-Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson are asking a federal judge to sentence him to the maximum punishment, letters show.
Report: Jackson failed to file disclosure form

Report: Jackson failed to file disclosure form

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. failed to file the required disclosure form required by federal ethics laws after his resignation, records show.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 2, 2013.
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Illinois State Sen. Trotter pleads guilty to reckless conduct

CHICAGO, April 24 (UPI) -- Illinois State Sen. Donne Trotter pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor reckless conduct for attempting to board a flight with a handgun.

Robin Kelly to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

CHICAGO, April 9 (UPI) -- Former Illinois state lawmaker Robin Kelly Tuesday won the special election for the U.S. House seat Jesse Jackson Jr. left before pleading guilty to corruption.

Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as president of Kenya before thousands

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 9 (UPI) -- Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in Tuesday as Kenya's fourth and youngest president before a crowd of thousands at a Nairobi sports stadium.

Jesse Jackson protests Detroit manager

DETROIT, March 23 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the appointment of an emergency financial manager violates Detroiters' right to elect their own leaders.

Lewis gets apology from Montgomery police

MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a hero of the civil rights movement, was moved to tears by an apology from the Montgomery, Ala., police chief for an incident in 1961.

Report: Ex.-Rep. Jackson to write memoir

CHICAGO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., who pleaded guilty to spending campaign funds illegally, is writing a memoir, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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Kelly wins Dem primary in Illinois 2nd

CHICAGO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Robin Kelly breezed to victory Tuesday in the special Democratic primary election for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in Illinois, results showed.
Jesse Jackson Jr., wife, plead guilty

Jesse Jackson Jr., wife, plead guilty

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty in a federal courtroom in Washington Wednesday to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. likely to get prison

CHICAGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is likely to lose his pension and spend time prison if he pleads guilty to misuse of campaign funds, legal experts say.

Field thins by one to replace Jackson Jr.

CHICAGO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- An Illinois state senator has dropped out of a primary contest to fill Jesse Jackson Jr.'s congressional seat and said she's endorsing one of her opponents.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. to plead guilty

CHICAGO, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will plead guilty to charges he misused campaign finds for personal purposes, his attorney said.

Bloomberg fights NRA in Ill. election

CHICAGO, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has gotten involved in a Chicago-area congressional race with ads attacking a candidate who has opposed gun control.

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Charges filed against Jesse Jackson Jr.

Charges filed against Jesse Jackson Jr.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. government Friday filed charges against former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. for allegedly misusing campaign funds.
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