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  • Use your vote

    Illinois is the punch line of lots of jokes. What's the difference between a prostitute and an Illinois governor? A prostitute has a 10 percent chance of being indicted, 40 percent less than the governor. People are not laughing at our governors. They are...
  • ARRESTED: U.S. says Blagojevich tried to sell Senate seat in 'political corruption crime spree'

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, were arrested Tuesday for what U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald called a "political corruption crime spree" that included attempts to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama....
  • Barack Obama, U.S. senators, state officials urge Rod Blagojevich to resign

    President-elect Barack Obama and Democrats in the U.S. Senate ratcheted up pressure on disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign Wednesday while federal agents fanned out to investigate the details of the Illinois chief executive's alleged shakedown...
  • Obama report on contacts with Gov. Blagojevich

    WASHINGTON – A report issued by Barack Obama's White House transition team concluded that the president-elect had no contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or his office and no one acting on Obama's behalf was involved in any "quid pro quo"...
  • Obama aides won't be subpoenaed in impeachment hearings

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney will not get to call key aides of President-elect Barack Obama to testify at impeachment hearings after U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald told an Illinois House panel doing so would "significantly compromise" his ongoing...
  • Judge, defense attorney clash at Blagojevich trial

    Judge, defense attorney clash at Blagojevich trial
    U.S. District Judge James Zagel likes to say that a witness struggling under a fierce cross-examination in his courtroom won't be saved by the bell when it comes to recessing at the end of the day. On Thursday, it was a lawyer for former Gov. Rod...
  • Burge found guilty

    Decades after torture allegations were first leveled against former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge's "Midnight Crew," a federal jury convicted him Monday on all three counts of obstruction of justice and perjury for lying about the torture in a civil...
  • Crestwood taxpayers spend $1 million on legal bills to defend village leaders

    Crestwood taxpayers spend $1 million on legal bills to defend village leaders
    Crestwood taxpayers paid lawyers more than $1 million last year to defend village leaders accused of pumping contaminated water to residents for at least two decades. Hiring Loop law firms that specialize in white-collar criminal and civil defense cost...
  • Burge given 4 1/2 years in prison

    Burge given 4 1/2 years in prison
    In a packed courtroom Friday, a federal judge sentenced disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge to 4 1/2 years in prison, saying his torture of suspects irreparably damaged the justice system and blasting local, county and federal authorities...
  • Oprah was mulled for Senate seat: Blago

     
    by Frank James Continuing his media blitz on the day that his historic impeachment trial was set to began in the Illinois Senate, Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday where he stuck to his story......
  • Patrick Fitzgerald, 50 others, still serving

     
    by Mark Silva and updated With all the controversy surrounding the Bush administration's firings of several U.S. attorneys, the question for the Obama administration became: What now? And with all the muck that the hard-charging Chicago-based U.S....