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  • 10 years after Daley's Meigs Field raid, the makeover of Northerly Island is slow to take shape

    10 years after Daley's Meigs Field raid, the makeover of Northerly Island is slow to take shape
    Ten years ago as Mayor Richard M. Daley worked through political channels to accelerate federal approval to build new runways at the airport his father had dearly called "O'Hara," the mayor also issued an infamous order to destroy Chicago's little...
  • Blagojevich appeal: Judge was 'rubber stamp' for prosecution

    Blagojevich appeal: Judge was 'rubber stamp' for prosecution
    Lawyers for disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed a long-awaited appeal of his conviction and 14-year sentence late Monday, arguing that U.S. District Judge James Zagel's "one-sided evidentiary rulings" favored prosecutors and that the stiff...
  • Ex-prosecutor won't conduct Metra probe

    Ex-prosecutor won't conduct Metra probe
    Former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins will not be conducting an independent probe of the ousted Metra CEO's allegations of patronage attempts and other improprieties at the agency, officials announced this morning. Late Sunday, Perkins Coie,...
  • Court denies ex-governor Ryan's appeal

    Court denies ex-governor Ryan's appeal
    An Illinois appeals court has again denied a motion by former Governor George Ryan to overturn his set of convictions. Ryan has been in prison since 2007 for steering state contracts to friends and accepting cash and free vacations in return.    Today's...
  • Former Illinois Gov. Ryan to get early work release

    Former Illinois Gov. Ryan to get early work release
    An attorney for George Ryan says the former Illinois governor has qualified for work release five months before his July 2013 parole. According to Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, Ryan's new home will be a halfway house in Chicago's West Loop...
  • 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.” “...
  • Names of 4 ex-federal prosecutors sent to White House for U.S. attorney

    Names of 4 ex-federal prosecutors sent to White House for U.S. attorney
    The names of four former federal prosecutors will be sent to the White House for the Obama administration to decide who will succeed former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, according to a letter made public by Illinois’ two U.S. senators....
  • 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...
  • Sources: Ex-prosecutor in lead to become new U.S. attorney here

    Sources: Ex-prosecutor in lead to become new U.S. attorney here
    A former federal prosecutor who helped convict former Gov. George Ryan appears to be the favorite to succeed Patrick Fitzgerald as the next U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, sources in Washington and Chicago told the Tribune. The...