Congressman Bobby Rush takes leave of absence

September 23, 2013 12:35:27 PM PDT
Congressman Bobby Rush is taking a leave of absence while his wife, Carolyn, has surgery.

His office released a statement: The Congressman was granted an official leave of absence effective Sept. 12, 2013 to be with his wife Carolyn as she undergoes major surgery. He is grateful for the prayers, support and well wishes extended to him and his family on behalf of Mrs. Rush.

Rush represents the 1st District of Illinois.