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  • County ethics chairman resigns after WGN-TV report

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 4:30 p.m. An appointed Cook County ethics official resigned his post one day after a news report revealed his political ties to Assessor Joseph Berrios, who is under an ethics spotlight for hiring his son......
  • Worst decision in the world!

     
    OK, so my headline on this afternoon's breaking media story is a bit hyperbolic, but... MSNBC has suspended prime-time host Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay for contributing to the campaigns of three Democratic candidates this election season.......
  • Illinois Senate debate Mark Kirk vs Alexi Giannoulias

     
    Full debate transcript courtesy of ABC News....
  • Battling the `plague'

     
    Chicago Magazine's David Bernstein and the Better Government Association have teamed up to administer the whuppin' stick to Democratic Cook County assessor candidate and video-poker industry lobbying Joe Berrios Berrios stands as a prime example of the...
  • Blago the 'bully' puts the squeeze on for more than just lunch money

     
    Though his mop top and beady eyes recalled the plucky orphan Dondi, evidently the cartoon character former Gov. Rod Blagojevich saw himself as was more like Nelson Muntz, scourge of the schoolyard in "The Simpsons." In a recording played for......
  • Weeks in Review

     
    My colleague Ray Long joins Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association, Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business, and host Bill Cameron on Connected to Chicago -- download WLS AM 890 audio) or listen Sunday at 2 p.m. I joined......
  • Investigating the claims for a `forensic audit' of state finances

     
    I love the determined, sniff 'em out and lock 'em up sound of a "forensic audit" of state government, don't you? It was the bumper-sticker demand of defeated Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Adam Andrzejewski. And now there are GOP-backed...
  • Monday, January 24, 2011

    5 - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 6:39 a.m. Dave Kaplan joins Greg to break down the Bears loss. 7:09 a.m. Greg visits with Dr. Kevin Most about the new federal research center dedicated to developing new drugs. 7:39 a.m. Glen Kozlowski recaps the Bears /...
  • Extension 720 January 2011 Program Guide

    - January 2: Tonight, we feature an Extension 720 Classic with author Hans Massaquoi, who discussed his book, Destined to Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany. - January 4: Tonight, we feature an Extension 720 Classic from 2007 with Columbia College...
  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago elections

    10 things you might not know about Chicago elections
    Chicagoans will vote for a new mayor and aldermen Tuesday. Other than the mayoral front-runner being kicked off the ballot temporarily and another candidate accusing an opponent of smoking crack, it's been a rather calm campaign. In Chicago history,...
  • $600,000 for Alderman Burke's Bodyguards

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