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  • Blagojevich puts on one last show

    Blagojevich puts on one last show
    Rod Blagojevich may have a problem with hidden recording devices, but the convicted former governor rarely met a camera he didn't like and that held true even Wednesday with a choreographed-for-TV farewell on the eve of his imprisonment. Showman to the...
  • Rod Blagojevich enters federal prison in Colorado to start 14-year sentence

    Rod Blagojevich enters federal prison in Colorado to start 14-year sentence
    — After a goodbye tour that stretched from Chicago's Ravenswood Manor neighborhood to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Rod Blagojevich turned, waved and disappeared Thursday behind a darkened doorway of a federal prison. Inside Federal...
  • Quinn names former prosecutor Fitzgerald to UI board

    Quinn names former prosecutor Fitzgerald to UI board
    Gov. Pat Quinn has named former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Fitzgerald will replace first term trustee Lawrence Oliver II, according to a news release from the governor's office. The appointment...
  • State power broker William Cellini reports to Indiana federal prison

    State power broker William Cellini reports to Indiana federal prison
    Springfield power broker William Cellini reported to federal prison this afternoon to begin serving a one-year sentence for his conviction in the federal Operation Board Games probe. Cellini, 78, turned himself in at the low-security prison in Terre...
  • Rep. Aaron Schock flexes political muscles on potential GOP governor foes

    Rep. Aaron Schock flexes political muscles on potential GOP governor foes
    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who’s mulling a 2014 Republican bid for governor, chastised a pair of potential rivals Thursday, saying state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard have “proven nothing more than they can lose an election.” “...
  • George Ryan home after spending just hours at halfway house

    George Ryan home after spending just hours at halfway house
    Former Gov. George Ryan spent just hours at a halfway house on Chicago’s West Side this morning before he was released and sent to his Kankakee home, where he will be on home confinement until he completes his 6 -year sentence. Ryan will not...
  • Illinois House wants voters to abolish lieutenant governor job

    Illinois House wants voters to abolish lieutenant governor job
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House today approved a measure that would ask voters whether to eliminate the job of lieutenant governor, but the proposal has a long way to go before the much-maligned office would disappear. The measure must pass the...
  • In Florida, timely injustice

    At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing. Not to canonize the man. After all, the then-governor of Illinois was later imprisoned on corruption charges. But that doesn't change the fact that, in 2000, stung that 13 inmates had been...
  • Advice from Blago de Bergerac

     
    Rod Blagojevich, like many convicted felons awaiting sentencing, is in a box: When addressing the court he will need to express remorse --- which judges like to see --- without admitting criminal wrongdoing --- which stands to foul up any......
  • Public-union chief on the challenges ahead for labor

     
    A lightly edited transcript of my conversation Monday afternoon with Henry Bayer, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Council 31: ZORN: Public-sector union employees seem to be in the cross-...
  • When will Blagojevich actually report to prison?

     
    Today's news -- Judge sets Blagojevich sentencing for Oct. 6 -- prompts me to take a look back at a portion of my blog entry from last year, What to Expect While We're Expecting a Verdict: [Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich......