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Rep. Jackson continues to convalesce

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who is at his Washington D.C. home following his discharge from Mayo Clinic, is not returning to Congress until he is released from his doctor's care, his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) told me.

"My husband is convalescing with his family. He will not return to work until released from Doctor's care. Jesse and I are thankful for the heartfelt prayers and kind thoughts from so many for our family," Ald. Jackson said in a Friday night e-mail.

Rick Bryant, Rep. Jackson's district chief-of-staff told me Sunday night he had no idea when Rep. Jackson may return to Capitol Hill. Another source close to the situation said it is too early to say when Jackson will be back.

That Rep. Jackson is recuperating in his Washington home--rather than in the family's Chicago residence--may be because the Jackson children attend a private school in Washington and the family wants to be together. Rep. Jackson is being treated for bi-polar depression and has been absent from Congress since mid-June.

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