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  • Ryan pushes on after appeals court rejects bail

    Former Gov. George Ryan's lawyers vowed to continue to seek his release from prison after a federal appeals court today rebuffed his bid for freedom to be at the side of his terminally ill wife. Ryan's legal team said it would seek the backing of the U....
  • NBC's Dick Ebersol gets Lifetime Achievement Emmy

     
    Congratulations to NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th annual Sports Emmy Awards Monday night. Ebersol received the award in a ceremony featuring from Muhammad Ali and the commissioners/CEOs of...
  • The Morning Fix: Ticketmaster and Live Nation newlyweds. Viacom and CBS, still broken up. A Simon-Simon-Tommy love triangle.

     
    After the coffee. Before fishing out the umbrella ... again! Ticketmaster and Live Nation get DOJ green light. The Justice Department approved the controversial merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation, a marriage that brings together the biggest...
  • Blagojevich trial transcripts for Monday, plain text version

     
    Plain text versions of the transcripts for the surveillance tapes played today, the first day of the defense case. In the order they were recorded: DATE: 11/11/2008 SPEAKERS: ROBERT BLAGOJEVICH BABU PATEL R. BLAGOJEVICH Let me, can I say this,......
  • Politics as usual, I guess

     
    The Daily Herald's Burt Constable has a tale to tell... All of that righteous "I didn't let you down," "working hard for the people of Illinois" and fighting "for the right to be able to do your job" bluster that......
  • 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......
  • Blagojevich donors get state jobs

    Just three weeks after appointing Chicago attorney Jack Carriglio to a powerful state board that oversees billions of dollars in assets, Gov. Rod Blagojevich received a $25,000 campaign contribution from Carriglio's law firm. Carriglio, who declined to...
  • Shunned here, Helmut Jahn is out to prove he's more than flashy

    Shunned here, Helmut Jahn is out to prove he's more than flashy
    The nicknames--ouch!--the nicknames.     "Flash Gordon."     "Baron von High Tech."     "Genghis Jahn."     They have been hurled like bricks at Helmut Jahn and his glittering glass houses of commerce and government. Jahn--the prince of glitz. Jahn--...