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  • Blagojevich attorneys consider prison and appeal

    Blagojevich attorneys consider prison and appeal
    Attorneys for Rod Blagojevich, coming off a big defeat this week with his 14-year prison sentence for corruption, are now gearing up for another protracted and difficult fight — an appeal of the former governor's conviction. But the most...
  • Digging a pension hole

    Digging a pension hole
    Illinois' pension system was in precarious enough shape in 1994 that Democrats and Republicans came together to solve a crisis threatening the state's financial future. The agreement they forged was supposed to take politics out of pension funding by...
  • Ex-lawmaker nearly doubles his pension with one month of work

    All it took for former state Rep. Robert Molaro to nearly double his public pension was spending one month as an aide to Ald. Ed Burke, the powerful chairman of the Chicago City Council's Finance Committee. Among Molaro's duties: Write a 19-page white...
  • Blagojevich seeks drug treatment in prison

    Blagojevich seeks drug treatment in prison
    Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants to enroll in a substance-abuse program at a federal prison outside of Denver, a move that could shave up to a year off of his prison sentence. Blagojevich’s legal team, however, has downplayed the...
  • Renowned Northwestern prof Protess to retire

    Renowned Northwestern prof Protess to retire
    A controversial Northwestern University journalism professor who started a landmark program to investigate wrongful convictions will retire at the end of August, the school announced today. David Protess, one of the university’s most nationally...
  • Other Illinois governors in legal trouble since 1901

    William Stratton, Republican governor from 1953 to 1961, was acquitted in 1965 of income tax evasion charges stemming from the way he spent some of his campaign cash. Otto Kerner, Democratic governor from 1961 to 1968, was convicted of bribery,...
  • Blagojevich reportedly bound for Colorado prison

    Blagojevich reportedly bound for Colorado prison
    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will serve his 14-year sentence at a federal prison in Colorado as he had sought, sources said Tuesday. Blagojevich, who is due to report to prison by March 15, received word from federal prison officials in recent days that...
  • Blagojevich assigned to Colorado prison

    Blagojevich assigned to Colorado prison
    Rod Blagojevich will serve his federal corruption sentence at a prison in suburban Denver. Federal prison officials have assigned the former governor to Colorado's Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in Littleton. That's where he wanted to go;...
  • William Heirens, known as the 'Lipstick Killer,' dead

    William Heirens, known as the 'Lipstick Killer,'  dead
    For decades, Betty Finn and Jim Degnan had to relive the gruesome details of their sister’s murder. Every year for 29 years, they attended parole hearings for William Heirens -- Chicago’s notorious “Lipstick Killer” who...
  • Prosecutors argue against need for new Cellini trial

    Prosecutors argue against need for new Cellini trial
    In a filing late Thursday, federal prosecutors argued against a new trial for Springfield power broker William Cellini amid  revelations that a juror who helped convict him earlier this month apparently concealed her felony criminal background during jury...
  • 'It feels like a betrayal'

    The parents of a Northbrook teenager who killed herself a week after accusing a University of Notre Dame football player of sexually attacking her say they feel betrayed by the school they love and that several generations of their family have attended....