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Alexi Giannoulias

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Quinn wants Burris out

    Quinn wants Burris out
    Support for U.S. Sen. Roland Burris crumbled from Illinois to Washington on Friday as top Democrats pushed for his ouster: Gov. Pat Quinn called for his resignation, his chief of staff walked out the door and the White House urged him to use the weekend...
  • Quinn: Never mind

    Just days after Gov. Pat Quinn established a two-week time frame for U.S. Sen. Roland Burris to give up his seat or risk facing a special election that could remove him, the state's chief executive backed down Monday and said it was time to "move on."...
  • 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...
  • Senate poll: Giannoulias, Kirk neck and neck

    Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk are wounded rivals running neck and neck for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows. After a bruising summer of controversies, both major party...