| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Rauner's idea is popular, but that's about it Wednesday's print column There's no doubt that Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner has staked out a popular position on term limits. He's for 'em. In late July, Rauner formed a political action......
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:08 AM
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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 9:40 AM
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.
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:55 AM
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...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 9:53 AM
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....
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:52 PM
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.
| Dec 6, 2011
| 3:37 PM
Rod Blagojevich's sentencing hearing has ended for the day, with the defense emphasizing the damage a long prison sentence would have on Blagojevich’s family.
Lawyer Aaron Goldstein also read a letter read to the court from Blagojevich’s...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 10:41 AM
Former Gov. George Ryan was with his ailing wife Lura Lynn as she was taken off a respirator and died at a Kankakee hospital Monday.
Ryan was temporarily released from prison in Terre Haute, Ind. so he could be at her bedside during her final hours,...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:42 AM
A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform.
| Mar 15, 2012
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...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:29 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's $65,000-a-year state pension won't be sent his way when he turns 55 Saturday — and it's a chunk of change he's likely to be forever denied.
The Democratic politician still is likely to get a federal...