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  • Must read: Rose on Berrios

     
    Below is an excerpt from Party loyalty? Matter of convenience for Berrios -- Lectures about crossing party line full of hypocrisy by Don Rose: Lectures about party loyalty are especially hypocritical coming from a guy like Berrios who twice jumped......
  • There he goes again with the 'there you go again' line

     
    I counted at least three times that Sen. Bill Brady trotted out some variation of the Reaganesque "there you go again" would-be zinger during Sunday night's debate with Gov. Pat Quinn at Elmhurst College. Her's a verbatim exchange from that......
  • Joe Berrios thinks you're an idiot

     
    This ad from Democratic Cook County Assesor candidate Joe Berrios is insulting to the voter and assumes an utter lack of knowledge about the function of the office for which he is running. Under incumbent assessor (James) Houlihan, your home......
  • Quinn, Kirk should raise a glass to good fortune

     
    Sen.-elect Mark Kirk bought a beer Wednesday evening for his vanquished opponent, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. But before Kirk leaves for Washington, he should also be sure to send a case of the finest spirits to the man who gave......
  • The Lura Lynn Ryan story is, I confess, thawing my heart

     
    In general, I'm fairly merciless in my outlook when it comes to prisoners and their pleas for special dispensations or lighter sentences due to family considerations. Nearly every con has family. Kids whose birthdays and graduations and weddings they'll...
  • George Ryan should be out of prison

     
    Friday is the 7th anniversary of the indictment of former Gov. George Ryan on federal corruption charges. In responding to my post Thursday "The Lura Lynn Ryan story is, I confess, thawing my heart," commenter "Stosh" made the excellent point......
  • How much blame does George Ryan bear for the deaths of the Willis children?

     
    Lingering questions and accusations about the relationship between corruption charges against former Gov. George Ryan and the Willis family tragedy in light of Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer's refusal today to release Ryan from prison (see Stantis' Wednesday...
  • The death penalty in Illinois, a partial chronology of modern events

     
    Eight years ago, Rob Warden, then as now the director of the Center on Wrongful Conviction at the Northwestern University School of Law, published the following timeline in the Tribune. The time to update it will be if and when,......
  • From the archives: Gery Chico's law-firm woes

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race. Click here for the full series Law firm loses 2 partners --Chico not discouraged as friend goes solo, partner joins rival November 1, 2002 by Ameet Sachdev, Tribune staff reporter......
  • Plain text: George Ryan's deposition

     
    I'm not a fan of .pdf files for many things, so, once again, I've taken a .pdf in the news -- The deposition upon oral examination of George Ryan -- and cut and pasted the plain text. This always results......
  • A toast to all who wrote the death-penalty abolition story

     
    To Rob Warden, who was there at the beginning… When Gov. Quinn put his signature on a bill today abolishing the death penalty in Illinois, he wrote the final line in a story that in a very real sense began......