Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Chicago) has returned to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for further treatment, according to his wife Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson (7th). Jackson has been on medical leave since June and is being treated for bipolar disorder.
Jackson, who is running for re-election in the 2nd congressional district, recently robo-called his constituents, asking for their continued support. The beleaguered congressman is facing a second probe into his actions, with the FBI looking into allegations that he used campaign funds to decorate his Washington townhouse. The congressman is also facing an ethics investigation into his potential role in a plot to raise campaign funds for imprisoned former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich in exchange for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.
Yesterday, Congressmen Bobby Rush (D-Chicago) and Danny Davis (D-Chicago) met with Jackson before he returned to the Mayo Clinic and called on 2nd congressional district constituents and the media to have patience in regards to Jackson's recovery.
Here's more on their meeting with Jackson and pleas to the public, courtesy of WGN: