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  U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. takes medical leave of absence
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ContributorBarack O-blame-a 
Last EditedBarack O-blame-a  Jun 25, 2012 08:45pm
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MediaNewspaper - Chicago Tribune
News DateTuesday, June 26, 2012 02:45:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionU.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office disclosed Monday that the veteran Democratic congressman has been on medical leave from Congress for the past two weeks and is being treated for exhaustion.

The 17-year Illinois congressman’s office declined to say where he was being treated or when he is expected to return.

A statement issued Monday was the first public disclosure that Jackson has been on medical leave since June 10. During that time, Jackson’s office has issued at least 10 news releases, including a statement two days after he took medical leave in which he was quoted commending officials in south suburban Crete for withdrawing support for an immigration detention center.
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