CHICAGO - Wednesday, the disgraced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr and his disgraced former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson pled guilty before a Washington DC court for tax evasion and misspending campaign contributions. The Congressman faces up to 5 years in federal prison, his wife less than two, and could likely get probation.
Chicago political columnist John Kass found a 1999 book on his shelf written by Jackson Jr and his famous father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, entitled "It's about the Money!" The message of the Jacksons' book, Kass writes, is "Don’t live beyond your means. Don’t waste your money on fancy baubles. Be prudent. Pay your own way."