Gov. Quinn to set special election dates to replace Jackson Jr.
Governor Pat Quinn will announce today the dates of the special election to fill the 2nd Congressional seat that was once filled by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
By law, Governor Quinn had five days to set dates for a primary and general election. Those events must be held by mid-March.
Jackson Jr. resigned on Wednesday after 17-years in office. He has not been seen in the 2nd District since taking medical leave in June. In his absence, he has undergone treatment for depression and bi-polar disorder.