Jesse Jackson Jr. released from Mayo Clinic

By WEEK Reporter

November 13, 2012 Updated Nov 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM CDT

He is also being investigated by an ongoing U.S. House Ethics Committee investigation into his attempts at being appointed to now-President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.



CHICAGO, Ill -- Reports indicate Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been released from the Mayo Clinic.

Jackson has been receiving treatment of bi-polar disorder.  He went on medical leave this summer and has not been seen publicly since late June.

Jackson won reelection to his House seat last week although he has been away from officer for several months seeking treatment.  During that time, Jackson has not publicly addressed the constituents he represents.

On Monday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on Jackson to do just that.

"With the election over, there are big issues coming up in the lame duck session. I think Congressman Jackson, it's incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions," Emanuel said.

Jackson remains under investigation by federal authorities and is believed to be in talks for a plea deal over misuse of campaign funds.

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