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Alexi Giannoulias

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  • 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......
  • Sen. Kirk faces a potentially long recovery from stroke

    Sen. Kirk faces a potentially long recovery from stroke
    First-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk faces a potentially long road back from a weekend stroke that his neurosurgeon said could leave the lawmaker with lasting physical damage but also a full mental recovery. The 52-year-old North Shore politician...
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.   Greg Jarrett 6:39 a.m.  Bill Morris, the renegade member of the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors, tells Greg Jarrett why he opposes a proposed 87% fare hike and prefers smaller increase. 7:09 a.m.  Did you know the Illinois ...
  • Critics: Obama endorsements counter calls for clean government

    There was little controversy earlier this year when Sen. Barack Obama endorsed Mayor Richard Daley over two black opponents for a sixth term, lending his star power to an inevitable rout. But Obama's record of local endorsements -- one measure of how...
  • 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...
  • What's next for Blagojevich? Resignation?

    -------------------- The possible scenarios: He quits | | He's removed | He stays | Special election -------------------- Who has called for resignation: •President-elect Barack Obama (D) •U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D) •Lt. Gov....
  • 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."...
  • 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...