Illinois Lawmaker Targets Jackson Jr’s Worker’s Comp

(Washington, D.C.)  —  An Illinois lawmaker says the law should be changed to ban convicted members of Congress from receiving worker’s compensation benefits.  Representative Rodney Davis believes that legislation that allows former Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. to collect 100 thousand dollars a year in worker’s comp is wrong.  The ex-Chicago politician pleaded guilty in 2013 to looting his campaign funds.  Davis adds that he’s reviewing the process and possible legislative options “to stop the abuse of this program that is meant for honest-working taxpayers.”