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  • Hard time looking likely for ex-Gov. Blagojevich

    Hard time looking likely for ex-Gov. Blagojevich
    Two things were clear Tuesday by the close of the first day of Rod Blagojevich's sentencing hearing: The former governor was likely going to be hit with a stiff sentence, and his legal team had abandoned its early hope of him avoiding prison altogether....
  • Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence

    Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence
    A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform. The sentence...
  • Obama's birth-control compromise wins some support

    – For days President Obama had been hammered by critics — including Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O'Brien of the Archdiocese of Baltimore — over a regulation in the healthcare law that required religiously affiliated hospitals, charities...
  • Blagojevich on guilty verdict: 'I, frankly, am stunned'

    Blagojevich on guilty verdict: 'I, frankly, am stunned'
    A federal jury Monday convicted Rod Blagojevich of sweeping corruption, putting an end to a tragicomic legal and political drama that brought downIllinois’ showy and would-be populist former governor. In its 10th day of deliberations, the 11-woman,...
  • Obama de vacaciones asiste al evento social de un amigo

    El presidente Barack Obama apareció brevemente el sábado en la casa de su amigo y otrora maestro Charles Ogletree, profesor de la escuela de derecho de Harvard, en medio de sus vacaciones en la isla de Martha's Vineyard. Obama pasó la mayor parte del día...
  • 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-...
  • Administration officials double as Obama campaign speakers

    Administration officials double as Obama campaign speakers
    Obama administration Cabinet members and senior aides are fanning out across the country in an aggressive fundraising drive, taking advantage of porous campaign finance laws that allow them to appear as marquee speakers and raise substantial money for the...
  • Executive Profile: Martin Nesbitt, the first friend

    Executive Profile: Martin Nesbitt, the first friend
    Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States. The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
  • Inaugural books

    Inaugural books
    There's been no shortage of books about President Barack Obama. Even before he became president, he had written an autobiography and had at least one biography written about him. Since his inauguration four years ago, though, the market has exploded...
  • Romney to return to Chicago area for speech, fundraisers

    Romney to return to Chicago area for speech, fundraisers
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney will return to the Chicago area for the second time this summer to pitch the need to restore manufacturing jobs in Elk Grove Village and to raise campaign cash at two downtown fundraisers. Romney, the...
  • Obama assistant to step in as Bud Billiken grand marshal

    Obama assistant to step in as Bud Billiken grand marshal
    More than a month after the Obama campaign said the president could not lead the Bud Billiken parade and picnic, event organizers and the White House said that Obama deputy assistant Michael Strautmanis would instead serve as grand marshal of Saturday's...