Reaction mixed to Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation

CHICAGO (Reuters) – For much of his political career U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. was seen by many as an energetic sign of hope for Chicago’s troubled South Side and as one of the region’s up-and-coming lawmakers. But after he resigned from Congress on Wednesday after being treated for bipolar disorder and amid reports that he was under investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds, there were mixed feelings among constituents in Illinois’ 2nd district, which Jackson represents. …

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