The Rise and Fall of Jesse Jackson Jr.

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  • Center Stage
  • A Higher Calling
  • Power Couple
  • A Familiar Path
  • Century Club
  • First Time's the Charm
  • Early Brush With Controversy
  • That Wasn't All
  • A Capitol Mark
  • A Bit on the Side
  • Downhill
  • Pay to Play?
  • Disappearing Act
  • Under Investigation
  • Resignation
  • Jailhouse Blues
  • He Could Have Had It All
  • A Star Is Born
  • In Hindsight
  • Finding His Way
  • A Witness to History

Power Couple

Jackson and future wife Sandi fell in love while in graduate school. The Ohio native even transferred from the more prestigious Georgetown University Law Center to join Jackson at the University of Illinois. They married in 1991 and have two children, Jessica, 13 and Jesse III, 9. Sandi was a Chicago alderman from 2007 until her resignation in 2012.

(Photo: Brian Kersey /LANDOV/UPI)

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