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Alexi Giannoulias

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Blagojevich says Obama replacement search under way

    Blagojevich says Obama replacement search under way
    A day after U.S. Sen. Barack Obama ascended to president-elect, Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he's "not interested" in appointing himself to fill Obama's seat, but did not expressly rule it out either. Blagojevich, who under state law has the power to pick a...
  • Fundraiser seeks immunity in Blagojevich probe

    Fundraiser seeks immunity in Blagojevich probe
    A key figure in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's alleged scheme to sell a U.S. Senate seat has sought immunity from federal authorities in return for his cooperation in their ongoing probe, the Tribune has learned. Raghuveer P. Nayak, an Oak Brook businessman...
  • Trial overshadows swearing-in

    Trial overshadows swearing-in
    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 office. Making his...
  • 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...
  • Obama to visit Chicago Ford plant

     
    by Christi Parsons President Obama will tour the Ford plant on the south side of Chicago next week to talk about the recovery of the auto industry and the importance of investing in energy-efficient vehicles. The visit Thursday, Aug. 5......
  • Poll watch: Dems find glimmers of hope

     
    by Mike Memoli Democrats are, with appropriate perspective, pointing to a handful of polls this week that they say indicates the political climate is at worst stabilizing, and at best beginning to improve for their Congressional candidates this year....
  • Obama's Chicago birthday plans

     
    by Mike Memoli There's no place like home for President Obama, especially on his birthday. Air Force One will take the president back to the Windy City tomorrow afternoon, where he plans to celebrate his 49th birthday at a dinner......
  • Obama on Giannoulias: 'You can trust him'

     
    (Cross posted from Clout Street) by John Byrne and Rick Pearson President Barack Obama today told Democratic campaign donors that U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is running "for all the right reasons." "He's not doing this to help lobbyists. He's....
  • U.S. Chamber targets Giannoulias

     
    by Mike Memoli One day after his campaign got a major boost from President Obama, Alexi Giannoulias finds himself facing a third-party attack on the airwaves that highlights one of his major vulnerabilities: Broadway Bank. The ad from the U.S.......