(CBS) — South Side Ald. Sandi Jackson’s resignation takes effect on Tuesday, reports CBS Chicago.
She’s stepping down to handle family responsibilities as her husband, former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., deals with a mental disorder and a federal campaign finance investigation.
Rev. Jesse Jackson told CBS 2 on Tuesday that he son is going to therapy every day and “has his good days and bad days.”
“All of us are involved in prayer,” he said.
“When something like this happens, your whole family is invested in one way or another. It is for them, and for all of us, a time of spiritual challenge.”
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports that 5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston says she believes outgoing Ald. Jackson is doing the right thing for her family and for her constituents by giving up her seat.
Hairston says she knows Sandi Jackson has gone through a whirlwind in recent months.
Read the full story on CBS Chicago.