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112th Congress, 2nd Session

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Office of the Second Congressional District of Illinois
Formerly the Office of Representative Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.

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.

See Press Release

The Interim Vacant Office Status:
By federal law and the Rules of the House of Representatives, the employees of the former Representative continue to staff the offices of the congressional district under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. This interim vacant status continues until a new Representative is elected to fill the unexpired term. Currently, the congressional district does not have voting representation. Although the scope of the vacant congressional office is limited, constituents of the district are invited to contact this interim office for information and assistance as indicated below.

Legislative Information:
Until a new Representative is elected, the vacant congressional office cannot take or advocate positions of public policy. Constituents may choose to express opinions on legislation or issues to your elected Senators or wait until a new Representative is elected and takes office. Mail received by the vacant office will be acknowledged. The staff of the vacant office can assist constituents with general information concerning the status of legislation, but cannot provide analysis of issues or render opinions.

Assistance with Federal Government Agencies (Casework):
The staff of the vacant office will continue to assist constituents who have cases pending with the office. These constituents will receive a letter from the Clerk requesting whether the staff should continue assistance or not. Constituents who do not have pending cases but require assistance in matters relating to federal government agencies are invited to contact the nearest district office for further information and assistance.

Office Locations:
The staff of the vacant Congressional office is available to assist you at the following locations:

Washington, DC
Office of the Second Congressional District of Illinois
2419 Rayburn HOB
Washington DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0773

District Offices in the State of Illinois
Homewood Office
17926 South Halsted
Homewood, IL 60430
Phone: (708) 798-6000

Chicago Office
7121 S. Yates Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60649
Phone: (773) 734-9660

Other Sources in Illinois:
Illinois State Board of Elections


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