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  • Prosecutors argue against need for new Cellini trial

    Prosecutors argue against need for new Cellini trial
    In a filing late Thursday, federal prosecutors argued against a new trial for Springfield power broker William Cellini amid  revelations that a juror who helped convict him earlier this month apparently concealed her felony criminal background during jury...
  • State lawmakers head to Cuba next week on trade mission

    State lawmakers head to Cuba next week on trade mission
    About a dozen state lawmakers are headed for Cuba next week for a trip they hope will boost Illinois exports. The six-day tour is being led by Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago. They said no taxpayer dollars will be spent on...
  • Cellini pressed pension head to hire connected firms, U.S. alleges

    Cellini pressed pension head to hire connected firms, U.S. alleges
    In 1998, Keith Bozarth was just weeks into his job overseeing the state pension system for Illinois teachers when he agreed to a meeting at the Renaissance Hotel in Springfield. His lunch companion was William Cellini, a longtime Republican fundraiser...
  • GUILTY

    A federal jury Monday convicted Rod Blagojevich of sweeping corruption, putting an end to a tragicomic legal and political drama that brought down Illinois' showy and would-be populist former governor. In its 10th day of deliberations, the 11-woman, one-...
  • Fitzgerald: Public interest 'vindicated'

    It couldn't have started more dramatically. A 6 a.m. arrest of a sitting governor at his home, followed by uncharacteristically strong remarks by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who famously described Rod Blagojevich as carrying out a "political...
  • Freedom for inmate who claimed torture under Burge

    Freedom for inmate who claimed torture under Burge
    A man who says he was beaten into confessing to a double murder by detectives under disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge walked free from prison today, a quarter of a century after his arrest in 1986. Eric Caine, arrested in 1986 for the...
  • Wiretaps detail Blagojevich's wish list

    Wiretaps detail Blagojevich's wish list
    The first day of testimony closed with prosecutors playing what could be described as Rod Blagojevich’s “I have a dream” wiretap, though the sentiments expressed by the then-governor on Nov. 5, 2008, were considerably less noble than...
  • 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...
  • U.S. drops part of case against Currie

    U.S. drops part of case against Currie
    Federal prosecutors have dropped nearly half of the bribery charges against state Sen. Ulysses Currie, chopping seven counts that were connected to an outdated legal theory. Currie, a Democrat, remains accused of accepting bribes from a grocery chain...
  • Ex-DuPage official got 2 preferential deals from former board colleagues

    Ex-DuPage official got 2 preferential deals from former board colleagues
    When DuPage County officials wanted to build 91 new units of affordable housing eight years ago, they didn't bother to follow federal rules that required them to request proposals from developers. They didn't bother to even look outside their own...
  • Ex-DuPage official got no-bid deals

    When DuPage County officials wanted to build 91 new units of affordable housing eight years ago, they didn’t bother to follow federal rules that required them to request proposals from developers. They didn’t bother to even look outside their...