The Chicago Tribune published a story today that should give members of Congress—and the constituents they serve—pause. Having been on a medical leave of absence for three months, Chicago Congressman Jess Jackson Jr. has put his townhome on the market for $2.5 million. Reason? “Recent medical expenses related to his battle with bipolar disorder,” the Tribune reports.

Now we don’t know other details, and the Jackson camp has been pretty reticent about sharing much information about his hospitalization at Mayo Clinic.  And it won’t divulge any particulars on the Congressman’s health care expenses. But I can’t imagine the Jacksons unloading their swank D.C. townhome unless it was absolutely necessary.

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