Jesse Jackson Jr. http://peoriapublicradio.org en Reverand Jesse Jackson speaks about son http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/reverand-jesse-jackson-speaks-about-son <div>The Reverend Jesse Jackson says he has not visited since his son reported to federal prison late last month.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior is serving two-and-a-half years in North Carolina. He was convicted of corruption for spending 750-thousand dollars of his campaign fund on personal spoils.</span></div><div> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:45:44 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 14618 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Reverand Jesse Jackson speaks about son Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife to be sentenced this week http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/jesse-jackson-jr-and-his-wife-be-sentenced-week <div>A federal judge this week is set to sentence Jesse Jackson Junior and his wife for stealing campaign money. As IPR’S Alex Keefe reports, his lawyers are expected to bring up the ex-Congressman’s mental illness.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson Junior pleaded guilty in February to stealing 750-thousand dollars from his campaign account and spending it on lavish personal items - furs, electronics, a Rolex watch.</span></p></div><div> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:02:48 +0000 Alex Keefe 8177 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife to be sentenced this week Jesse Jackson Jr. asks to go to prison before wife http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/jesse-jackson-jr-asks-go-prison-wife <p></p><div>Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior is asking a judge to send him to prison before his wife. &nbsp;Both Jacksons are set to be sentenced next month for misusing $750,000 in campaign cash. &nbsp;IPR’s Alex Keefe reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 04:54:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 7509 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Jesse Jackson Jr. asks to go to prison before wife Arguments against recommended prison sentence for ex-Congressman begins today http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/arguments-against-recommended-prison-sentence-ex-congressman-begins-today <div>Lawyers for Jesse Jackson Junior Monday are expected to argue against prosecutors’ recommended prison sentences for the ex-Congressman and his wife.&nbsp;IPR’S<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Alex Keefe reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The government wants to send former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson to prison first for 18 months while the former Congressman stays with their two kids. Prosecutors then want Jackson Junior to serve four years once his wife gets out.</span></p></div><div> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:57:33 +0000 Denise Molina & Alex Keefe 7463 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Arguments against recommended prison sentence for ex-Congressman begins today