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Alexi Giannoulias

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  • Phone-y politicians

     
    Local liberal blogger Georgia Logothetis, who recently took a leave to work for the campaign of Alexi Giannoulias, is back at the Daily Kos with an insider's look at fundraising: Candidates are extremely isolated political creatures. The ticker-tape...
  • Taking great pleasure at small savings

     
    I’m a sucker for stories like this: At the end of a hour-long conversation I had with State Treasurer Dan Rutherford this morning at the Thompson Center, he pushed across the table at me a paper outlining cost-saving measures he’d......
  • Every little bit helps/is only a little bit

     
    Here's what pols do: When they don't like a budget cutting idea, they argue that it will hardly make a dent considering the size of the problem, as if a single idea isn't valid if it doesn't solve the budget......
  • Uncomfortable moments

     
    From Neil Steinberg's telling today of his encounter with former Sen. Roland Burris in the WBEZ FM 91.5 waiting area last Friday: “So . . . ” I said. “What have you been up to lately?” If the entire readership......
  • Can someone explain this to me?

     
    Story: FDIC names former Bear Jim McMahon in Broadway Bank suit The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., seeking to recover $104 million in losses from 17 bad loans, last month sued former officers and directors of (Chicago-based Broadway Bank). Among (the......
  • Is Supt. McCarthy being frank with us? Quite.

     
    From this year's news archives: June 15 : "Maybe (a roughly 35 percent increase in homicides so far over 2011) is a consequence of (disbanding the Chicago Police Dept. strike force), and I didn't anticipate it," McCarthy said in a......
  • Audio reveals swipes at Obama, other Illinois Democrats

    Audio reveals swipes at Obama, other Illinois Democrats
    Rod Blagojevich had barely taken his hand off the Bible after being sworn in as governor when he pledged not to "let cynicism become the death knell of progress" in state government. More than seven years later, the secret recordings being played at...
  • Thomson, Ill., prison: Political rift over detainee transfer continues

    Thomson, Ill., prison: Political rift over detainee transfer continues
    While federal officials on Monday toured a near-vacant state prison in northwestern Illinois that could be used to house terrorism suspects, Democrats and Republicans waged a fierce public relations battle pitting the lure of economic development...
  • Christopher Kennedy Considering Run for U.S. Senate

    (WGN-AM) - A son of the late Robert F. Kennedy is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama, the latest member of his family dynasty to take a stab at politics. The seat Christopher Kennedy is interested in is now...
  • Giannoulias aide put kid on clout list for priest

    Giannoulias aide put kid on clout list for priest
    When a politically connected Greek Orthodox priest wanted help getting the daughter of a family friend into the University of Illinois, he reached out to a campaign adviser to state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. Giannoulias' political director came...
  • Roland Burris Will Not Run For U.S. Senate Next Year

    Roland Burris Will Not Run For U.S. Senate Next Year
    (WGN-AM)- Democratic U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, his political prospects and personal legacy weakened by controversy, is expected to announce Friday he will not seek election to the seat he was appointed to by Rod Blagojevich after the then-governor's...