Chicago's newspapers are reporting that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the Illinois Democrat who has been MIA from Congress since this summer, plans to resign today.
The Tribune with more:
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will announce his resignation from Congress today in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson's brother Jonathan Jackson said. ...
Jackson, 47, a South Side Democrat, has been treated for bipolar depression and has been on a medical leave from Congress since June. He has been under investigation by federal authorities for alleged misuse of campaign dollars and also has faced a congressional ethics probe.
Jackson stayed off the campaign trail this summer but nonetheless won another two-year term in the House. Under state law, there will be a special election to fill Jackson's 2nd District seat.