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  Will Blago take out Jesse Jr. as ex-guv's long goodbye nears?
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Last EditedCOSDem  Dec 02, 2011 05:19pm
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MediaNewspaper - Crain's Chicago Business
News DateFriday, December 2, 2011 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThere's a certain irony — and quite possibly a lot more — to the timing of the report released Friday by the House Ethics Committee that it is continuing its probe into possible misconduct by U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago.

The report comes just a few days before ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich is scheduled to find out at a sentencing hearing how many years — or decades — he will have to spend in the Big House. More on that in a minute.

But Friday's news is what's in the report the ethics committee released. That is a finding of "probable cause" that Mr. Jackson cooperated in a scheme to raise campaign cash for Mr. Blagojevich if the then-governor would appoint him to the U.S. Senate.
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