Questions linger about Rep. Jackson’s Hill future

Jackson’s father has declined to speak in detail. The congressman’s wife has mostly dodged reporters at City Council meetings and a recent birthday party and fundraiser.

In the latest development, Jacksons put their $2.5 million town house in Washington on the market. A Jackson aide said the family hoped the sale would help pay medical bills. The family also maintains a Chicago home, but their two children go to school in Washington, and Sandi Jackson commutes to Chicago for city business.

Replacing Jackson on the ballot gets messy this close to Election Day. Ballots with Jackson’s name have been mailed to troops overseas. That means that in a close election, the courts may have to determine if a vote for Jackson would be counted for the replacement or thrown out.

If Jackson were to step down in the next few weeks, the Democratic Party chairmen in the three counties he represents would have eight days to pick a replacement.

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Jackson’s office: http://jackson.house.gov

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