November 27, 2012
OFFICES OF THE SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS TO REMAIN OPEN TO SERVE AND ASSIST CONSTITUENTS
Washington, D.C. – The Washington, D.C. office and the district offices of former Representative Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. will continue to serve the people of the Second Congressional District of Illinois under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Representative Jackson resigned from Congress on November 21, 2012.
Staff members of Representative Jackson remain on the House payroll under the supervision of the Clerk of the House to receive and undertake constituent casework, to help in handling business with the departments of the executive branch of the government, to provide general status information on pending legislation and to offer other general constituent services provided by House offices. The Clerk of the House is Karen L. Haas.
The Washington, D.C. office and the Illinois district offices are presently open on a daily basis to accommodate congressional business. Under House rules, the Clerk manages the offices when a Member dies, resigns, or is expelled. This authority, which does not include voting representation, continues until a successor is elected to fill the vacant seat. This is the twelfth vacancy to occur during the 112th Congress. Twelve vacancies occurred in the 111th Congress due to resignation or death.
The Washington office is located in 2419 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515, telephone (202) 225-0773. Mail addressed to the Office of the Second Congressional District of Illinois will be delivered through the internal House mail distribution system.
The district offices are located at 17926 S. Halsted, Homewood, Illinois 60430, and 7121 S. Yates, Chicago, Illinois 60649.
Requests for further details should be directed to the Office of the Clerk (202) 225-7000.