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  • Democratic leaders: We held onto state House, Senate

    Democratic leaders: We held onto state House, Senate
    Democrats boosted their already strong majorities in the state House and Senate on Tuesday, taking advantage of new legislative boundaries they drew over the protests of frustrated Republicans. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John...
  • Ethics bill looms large on Blagojevich's desk

    The strongest campaign fundraising restrictions state lawmakers have ever approved are sitting on the desk of a governor who was elected as a reformer but now has federal investigators crawling all over his administration. Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who...
  • 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...
  • Blagoje-who?

    Blagoje-who?
    One prospective juror for the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich said her familiarity with the former governor was limited to TV wisecracks she heard from Jay Leno. "He was a joke or something," the woman said. Another potential juror is a labor...
  • Polling place privacy -- Quinn says let's discuss

     
    "It's time for a political science discussion," Gov. Pat Quinn said at a Tuesday news conference in which he made the surprise announcement that he acted to change the way Illinois primary elections are held. Great! All this dismal bickering......
  • Years in review

     
    CapitolView -- WSEC-TV Springfield: Ray Long of the Tribune's Springfield bureau joins Charlie Wheeler of the University of Illinois at Springfield's Public Affairs Reporting Program, Illinois Radio Network's Melissa Hahn and moderator Jamey Dunn from...
  • Blagojevich donors get state jobs

    Just three weeks after appointing Chicago attorney Jack Carriglio to a powerful state board that oversees billions of dollars in assets, Gov. Rod Blagojevich received a $25,000 campaign contribution from Carriglio's law firm. Carriglio, who declined to...
  • Inquiry challenges Blagojevich's image

    Just weeks before he is expected to formally announce his re-election bid, Gov. Rod Blagojevich finds himself defending his administration against a deepening federal investigation of corruption in the state's public pension funds. For Blagojevich, the...
  • Governor's wife's deals questioned

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife earned more than $113,000 in real estate commissions this year through a woman who holds a longstanding, no-bid state contract and whose banker husband has business pending before state regulators. The four real estate deals...
  • King's 'towers' rule All-Staters: The 1992-3 Tribune All-State boys basketball first team

    Together they toiled, 7-footers Rashard Griffith and Thomas Hamilton, for three seasons, with high expectations of leading King to a Class AA state basketball title. Griffith already had won one championship, in 1990 when he was a freshman. But...