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  • Rezko gets 10 1/2-year sentence

    Rezko gets 10 1/2-year sentence
    Even before Antoin "Tony" Rezko's long-awaited sentencing began Tuesday, his teenage daughter appeared anxious, her arms clutching her stomach and her face already in a pained expression. Two hours later, when a judge sentenced Rezko, once a top...
  • Defeated Democrats do well under Quinn

    Defeated Democrats do well under Quinn
    While the political adage holds that to the winner go the spoils, under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, even some losers have done very well. Take Dan Seals. He failed three times to win a North Shore congressional seat, and his tax returns showed he mostly...
  • Blagojevich struggled with credibility long before his conviction

    Blagojevich struggled with credibility long before his conviction
    As a candidate and as governor, Rod Blagojevich loved to toss around the word "corrupt" as he heaped scorn on the business-as-usual nature of Illinois politics. So his reaction to the 2006 conviction of his predecessor, George Ryan, was totally in...
  • Blagojevich reportedly bound for Colorado prison

    Blagojevich reportedly bound for Colorado prison
    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will serve his 14-year sentence at a federal prison in Colorado as he had sought, sources said Tuesday. Blagojevich, who is due to report to prison by March 15, received word from federal prison officials in recent days that...
  • Local 'Fallen Hero' story to get TV airing

    Local 'Fallen Hero' story to get TV airing
    There are some books that all but shout, "Put me on the big screen!" and "In With the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption" is one of them. The "fallen hero" of the title is the book's co-author, a former drug...
  • Ex-lawmaker nearly doubles his pension with one month of work

    All it took for former state Rep. Robert Molaro to nearly double his public pension was spending one month as an aide to Ald. Ed Burke, the powerful chairman of the Chicago City Council's Finance Committee. Among Molaro's duties: Write a 19-page white...
  • Quinn: Blagojevich conviction 'serious day for our state'

    Quinn: Blagojevich conviction 'serious day for our state'
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who assumed office after Blagojevich's impeachment, said today’s guilty verdict marks "a serious day for our state." Quinn said Blagojevich's corruption conviction, along with that of previous Gov. George Ryan,...
  • Feds seek 15-, 20-year sentence for Blagojevich

    Feds seek 15-, 20-year sentence for Blagojevich
    In sharply contrasting portrayals, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was cast Wednesday by the defense as a dedicated but duped public servant who deserves compassion, while prosecutors described him as a brazenly selfish public official who refused to take...
  • Insider Cellini convicted on corruption charges

    Insider Cellini convicted on corruption charges
    William Cellini, Illinois' ultimate political insider who for more than four decades worked quietly behind the scenes to amass wealth and power, was convicted Tuesday for joining an age-old conspiracy scheme that demanded campaign cash for access. A...
  • Prosecutors begin attacking Blagojevich defense

    Prosecutors begin attacking Blagojevich defense
    Prosecutors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich wasted no time Tuesday trying to shoot holes in the defense strategy that the former governor was merely trying to cut a political deal, not sell a U.S. Senate seat, and was unaware that any of...
  • Blagojevich's leniency bid faces tough odds, experts say

    Blagojevich's leniency bid faces tough odds, experts say
    In a bid to avoid a long prison sentence, Rod Blagojevich is expected to argue he was an effective governor who cared about people, that he was led along by his advisers through the schemes he was convicted of and that he didn't profit anyway. But...