CHICAGO — Former Congressman Mel Reynolds wants his seat back.
Reynolds has scheduled a news conference Wednesday to announce that he's running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Jackson resigned last week, citing his ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder.
Reynolds resigned from office in 1995 after being convicted of having sexual relations with an underage campaign worker. The Harvard-educated Democrat later also went to prison after being convicted of fraud for concealing debts to obtain bank loans and diverting money intended for voter registration drives into his election campaign.
Jackson was first elected to Congress in 1995 in a special election to replace Reynolds.