Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the case of former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, who reports to prison this week, the mayor's proposal to privatize the 311 center and the Cubs' storybook season that came to a bitter end.

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been released from a federal prison in Alabama after his 2013 conviction for tax evasion and misuse of campaign funds. His next stop will be a halfway house, likely located in the Washington, D.C. area.

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is sentenced to 30 months in prison, and his wife Sandi Jackson is sentenced to 12 months. We have the latest news and analysis. Read an article, view a timeline, and watch web extra videos from our archives.

The Jacksons will stagger their prison sentences, choosing to send Jesse Jr. to prison before Sandi. Carol Marin and her guests have analysis.

View a timeline of Chicago Tonight's coverage of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Ald. Sandi Jackson from 2009-2013.

A winter storm causes low voter turnout today in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Which candidate will that benefit or hurt? Paris Schutz has the latest.

They've pleaded guilty to illegal use of campaign funds but do Jesse and Sandi Jackson deserve some measure of sympathy for their public service? We hear what some observers have to say.

Emotional moments in court today as Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi enter guilty pleas.  Prosecutors reveal more about the couple's elaborate scheme to enrich themselves. Paris Schutz has the latest.

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and wife Sandi co-conspired to divert $750,000 in campaign money for personal use, according to an information filed today against the former congressman by the Washington D.C. U.S. Attorney.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has picked former IDOT manager Natashia Holmes to replace Sandi Jackson as 7th Ward alderman. Paris Schutz has more on who she is, and details on an issue where the city council flexed its muscle with the mayor.


A message to those interested and qualified in being appointed 7th ward alderman: the mayor will start accepting applications online next week.

Ald. Sandi Jackson resigned from the Chicago City Council, citing "painful family health matters."