Sandi Jackson with her husband Jesse Jackson Jr.

Moments ago, Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson, wife of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., resigned her post via an official letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

“As a representative of the people of the 7th Ward, I value the public trust which has been bestowed upon me and take my responsibility to safeguard the interests of my constituents seriously,” she said in her resignation letter.

“Likewise, I am unapologetically a wife and a mother and I cannot deny my commitment to those most important personal responsibilities. To that end, after much consideration and while dealing with very painful family health matters I have met with my family and determined that the constituents of the 7th Ward, as well as you Mr. Mayor, and my colleagues in the City Council deserve a partner who can commit all of their energies to the business of the people.”

Sandi Jackson’s resignation goes into effect on January 15th.

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