Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns

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After somehow winning reelection despite being hospitalized for bipolar disorder for months, Jesse Jackson Jr. handed in his letter of resignation Wednesday. "Over the past several months, as my health has deteriorated, my ability to serve the constituents of my district has continued to diminish," Jackson wrote. "It is with great regret that I hereby resign as a member of the United States House of Representatives, effective today." A special election will be help to fill his congressional seat that represents parts of Chicago.