Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jesse Jr. out of prison on Thursday

Chicago's skyline
The latest but not the last prominent Chicago politician to serve time in a federal prison, former US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) will be released from "the joint" on Thursday and he'll then spend the next few months in a halfway house, according to another former Democratic congressman, Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island.

The next Chicago pol headed to the slammer will be Junior's wife, former South Side alderman Sandi Jackson. Because they have children at home, the judge in the Jacksons' trial allowed the one-time power couple to serve staggered sentences.

Junior's uncle, Noah Robinson, another Chicagoan, is serving a life sentence for racketeering, drugs, and murder-for-hire.

The family has certainly left an imprint on America's third-largest city.

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