**FILE** Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat, speaks March 20, 2012, in Chicago. With the November election only five weeks away, Jackson's absence from work and the campaign trail is testing patience in Chicago. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat, speaks March 20, 2012, in Chicago. With the November election only five weeks away, Jackson's absence from work and the campaign trail is testing patience in Chicago. (Associated Press)