Sandi Jackson launched her political career from the South Side home she shared with Jesse Jackson Jr., paid the sewer and water bills while her husband was in prison — and let her sister stay in the house for extended periods of time – evidence that the couple’s increasingly contentious divorce case should be heard in Chicago, Jesse Jackson’s lawyers contend.
“While Ms. Jackson may now choose to live in our nation’s capital, we contend that under Illinois law, she continues to be subject to the jurisdiction of our courts,” said/wrote his lawyers. “This city may not be ‘sweet home Chicago’ any longer — but it still has a valid legal basis to subject Ms. Jackson to the justice of its court system… Sandra has enjoyed the possession, ownership, use and/or enjoyment of the Chicago Residence from its purchase in 1994 through the present.”
Cook County Judge Carole K. Bellows is now tasked with resolving the issue of whether the case should be heard in Chicago or Washington, D.C.
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