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  • Milt Program Guide Jan 09

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 1ST OPEN-LINE We’ll continue our discussion tonight of the Blagojevich scandal and take your phone calls.  Now that the dust has begun to settle, are you still certain Blagojevich should be impeached and convicted of a crime?...
  • Camera firm's links questioned

    A red-light camera company seeking business from Berwyn has had links to a politically connected lawyer who does legal work for the city and has contributed to the mayor's political campaign. A document provided by the Illinois secretary of state's...
  • Sunday Papers - 12/13/09 - Edition 541

    It's a Houli Dooley Christmas at the Irish American Heritage Center. Village Tavern in Long Grove Go to Lake Geneva for the Dancing Horses Christmas Show. Rick Talks with Andy Shaw about the The Better Government Association .
  • Civil debate conceals rivals' tensions

    The seven Republican governor candidates used a debate Wednesday night to try to distinguish themselves as the best to bring new leadership to Springfield, vowing to create jobs to counter Democratic calls to raise taxes. Little new ground was broken...
  • Whose relatives got clouted into U. of I.?

    Whose relatives got clouted into U. of I.?
    A relative of Chicago Ald. Frank Olivo's didn't have the required grades for a specialized accounting program at the University of Illinois but got accepted anyway after Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's office intervened. Another applicant -- the...
  • Will U. of I. probe have clout?

    Gov. Pat Quinn launched an investigation into University of Illinois admissions practices Wednesday amid concerns that the inquiry would be led by a toothless state-run task force. The governor charged the commission with examining how lawmakers and...
  • Stroger Sued By Watchdog Group For Phone Records

    (WGN-AM)- A government watchdog group Wednesday sued Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's administration for cell phone records related to the patronage hiring--and firing--of former steakhouse busboy Tony Cole, the Tribune's Clout Street blog...
  • Cicero's boards are a family business

    Two years ago, Richard Dominick recalls, he received a tempting offer from his brother, Cicero Town President Larry Dominick. "We were just talking and he said, 'How would you like to sit on a town board, get full health insurance and make a thousand...
  • TV stars, the next generation

     
    Congrats to Chris Hayes, a former Chicago journalist whose work appeared in the Reader and In These Times, for being the substitute host last night on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show." Hayes, now the Washington editor of The Nation, is married......
  • 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...
  • 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......