“With a ‘heavy heart’” Alderman Sandi Jackson resigned from office Friday afternoon, NBC Chicago is reporting.
As a representative of the people of the 7th Ward, I value the public trust which has been bestowed upon me and take my responsibility to safeguard the interests of my constituents seriously. Likewise, I am unapologetically a wife and a mother and I cannot deny my commitment to those most important personal responsibilities. To that end, after much consideration and while dealing with very painful family health matters I have met with my family and determined that the constituents of the 7th Ward, as well as you Mr. Mayor, and my colleagues in the City Council deserve a partner who can commit all of their energies to the business of the people
Source: NBC Chicago
Jackson’s husband, Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned almost two months ago after an extensive leave of absence due to a mental disorder.
Reports say Sandi Jackson, like her husband, has been in the sights of Federal authorities for potential misuse of campaign funds.