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  • From the archives: The annotated George Ryan sentencing speech

     
    Here is my annotated version of the the remarks of former Gov. George Ryan to U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer at Ryan’s sentencing hearing on Sept. 6, 2006. Thank you very much, your Honor, for the opportunity to address......
  • '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....
  • Blago's Rocky Mountain, 'Hi!'

     
    We learned this week that, as expected, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will begin serving his 14-year prison sentence at the low-security Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, just southwest of Denver (left) Carolyn Gurland, one of his defense...
  • Marilyn Lemak speaks

     
    Stacy St. Clair reports on the first interview granted by Marilyn Lemak, 54, the Naperville woman who murdered her three children in March, 1999. Lemak, who is serving a life sentence at the Dwight Correctional Center, refused many requests for......
  • Compromise proposal: Microphones in the courtroom

     
    Ameet Sachdev's Chicago Law column this morning reports that Cook County Judge Charles Burns has barred reporters from tweeting in court during the trial of William Balfour. Balfour is charged with murdering three family members of singer and actress...
  • Team Blago's 'Submission in response to pre-sentence report and in aid of sentencing

     
    I can't easily render this 72-page .pdf image file of the recent filing by lawyers for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich into text, but if anyone out there with an OCR scanner and some time on your hands wants to......
  • Avoiding 'prison,' revisited

     
    Prior to former Gov. George Ryan's sentencing in 2006 I collected, with the help of readers, some euphemisms and other slang terms for prison. Seems like a good time to post that list and solicit new entries: *The house with......
  • Blago will be home for Christmas

     
    Sneed writes today that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich "will be in prison in a matter of weeks," but this is almost certainly not true. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 6, and so once again I will remind readers......
  • You really shoulda seen it

     
    ...or at least heard it. But because you have other obligations. Because you’re not a morning person. Because you care but you don’t care that much.... For whatever reason, you were not in line with me outside the Dirksen U.S.......
  • Giving Dan Walker a break

     
    More than 33 years and 1,600 miles separate Dan Walker from his days in the governor's mansion in Springfield. Yet he's bracing to have his name dragged into the news again when another federal jury renders another verdict in another......
  • What to expect while we're expecting a verdict

     
    Six things to expect if former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is acquitted by the jury now deliberating his fate: 1. He’ll hold a triumphant news conference in the lobby of the courthouse. He’ll crow to the camera that he’s been vindicated......