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Alexi Giannoulias

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  • 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...
  • Blagojevich trial will spotlight worst elements of state's political culture

    Blagojevich trial will spotlight worst elements of state's political culture
    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's federal corruption trial will feature prosecutors feeding voters a steady reminder of the worst elements of Illinois' political culture — allegations that money, insider influence and personal interest drive public...
  • Trial overshadows swearing-in

    SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich invoked Abraham Lincoln's wartime plea of "malice toward none" Wednesday as he opened a new session of the Illinois Senate, which immediately began preparations for an impeachment trial that could remove him from...
  • Romney: Sells houses, scrubs for '12?

     
    by Mark Silva "Mitt Romney doesn't have a job for the first time in his adult life,'' writes our friend Glenn Johnson, a political writer who has followed the wanderings of the former Massachusetts governor for some time. "That hardly......