Chicago -- A spokesman says Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s medical condition is more serious than initially believed. Jackson's office says the Chicago Democrat has dealt with "certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time." Jackson has been on medical leave since last month.
Madrid, Spain -- Governor Pat Quinn has taken an unannounced trip to Spain to discuss investing in Illinois manufacturing, alternative energy and infrastructure. Spokeswoman Brooke Anderson says Quinn is in Madrid to meet with business and government representatives. He arrived yesterday and is scheduled to return Sunday.
Springfield -- Joseph Henry Monroe was 12 when he became the Civil War's youngest enlistee. He was captured at the Battle of Shiloh, escaped and rejoined his regiment for 26 more battles. Now the drummer's story will be told on July 14 in original music and popular period songs by performer Barry Cloyd at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Performances of "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the central plaza. Paid museum admission is required to attend.