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  • Burris returns: Obama's speech a draw

     
    by Mark Silva Apparently, Sen. Roland Burris didn't do as much thinking about his future as the White House suggested he might do over the weekend. Burris (D-Ill.) plans to return to Washington in time to attend President Barack Obama's......
  • Dick Durbin: Burris should resign

     
    by Mike Dorning and updated Sen. Dick Durbin said today that he told Sen. Roland Burris that, if Durbin were in Burris' shoes, he would resign. But Burris, the junior and appointed senator from Illinois, told the senior senator from......
  • Durbin advises Burris to quit

    Durbin advises Burris to quit
    Dick Durbin, Illinois' senior senator and the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate, summoned embattled Sen. Roland Burris to his office Tuesday to advise him to leave as other members of the clubby institution offered the junior senator a polite but...
  • Sen. Burris' son's state job: Sun-Times

     
    by Mark Silva The plot thickens for Sen. Roland Burris, appointed to the Senate from Illinois by the former, impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich, for whom Burris tried to raise campaign funds. Burris' son landed a $75,000-a-year state job under Blagojevich.......
  • Gov. Pat Quinn says comments could create racial divide

    Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday called "unfortunate" a suggestion by a group of African-American aldermen that black voters may withhold support for politicians critical of beleaguered U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, saying he feared the return of a racial divide in...
  • Quinn: I haven't talked to Burris on resigning

    Gov. Pat Quinn, who is calling on beleaguered U.S. Sen. Roland Burris to resign, said Saturday he has not spoken to the senator about stepping down. The new governor, who said he's known Burris for 37 years, suggested that Burris "find a different way to...
  • Durbin details race issue

    Sen. Dick Durbin, who advised Sen. Roland Burris last week to step down from the Senate, acknowledged Sunday that racial considerations were at play in the decision by majority Democrats to seat Burris. Durbin, a fellow Democrat and Illinois' senior...
  • Quinn: Never mind

    Just days after Gov. Pat Quinn established a two-week time frame for U.S. Sen. Roland Burris to give up his seat or risk facing a special election that could remove him, the state's chief executive backed down Monday and said it was time to "move on."...
  • Burris election off the table

    The Republican push for a special election to replace Democratic Sen. Roland Burris was dealt a likely fatal blow Thursday by Senate Democrats, who turned thumbs down on the idea. The failure takes some political pressure off Burris, who has been...
  • Test ahead for Madigan and Quinn

    Gov. Pat Quinn and Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan may face a strong test of their publicly stated principles in a hearing Monday before U.S. District Judge John Grady. Quinn is the defendant and Madigan is his lawyer in a suit brought by attorneys Tom...
  • The push is on for public records access in Illinois

    The shattering end to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's scandal-plagued tenure may provide some antidote to the pervasive secrecy that often prevents citizens from monitoring their own government. Amid a blizzard of proposals to reform the way government does...