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  • Birkett: If it had been up to me, DuPage County would not have put Rolando Cruz on trial

     
    In an extraordinary, two-hour interview with a handful of reporters and commentators -- including some who have been highly critical of his office -- Du Page County State's Attorney Joe Birkett said Wednesday morning that, in his opinion, charges never......
  • Lisa Madigan denies asking for Senate seat

    As the scandal surrounding Gov. Rod Blagojevich unfolds, Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan is hardly a disinterested observer. A potential candidate for governor in 2010, Madigan unsuccessfully sought an Illinois Supreme Court ruling that Blagojevich was unfit to...
  • Indicted GOP insider aids feds' probe of state

    Republican insider Stuart Levine, indicted for alleged corruption at two state boards, is cooperating with the federal investigation of state government, sources familiar with the case said Friday. Levine, who was reappointed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich to...
  • Charges against Tony Rezko, one of the governor's closest fundraisers, could stir firestorm on eve of election

    Federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday that Antoin "Tony" Rezko used his influence as one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's closest advisers and fundraisers to seek millions of dollars in kickbacks and campaign donations from firms seeking state business. Rezko's...
  • 9/11 Hero Dies of Cancer on Christmas Day

    9/11 Hero Dies of Cancer on Christmas Day
    A 9/11 first responder from Long Island lost his brave battle with cancer on Friday. Firefighter Jim Ryan, 48, succumbed to pancreatic cancer just two hours into Christmas Day. The fire department had confirmed his illness was 9/11 related. Ryan, a...
  • Civil debate conceals rivals' tensions

    The seven Republican governor candidates used a debate Wednesday night to try to distinguish themselves as the best to bring new leadership to Springfield, vowing to create jobs to counter Democratic calls to raise taxes. Little new ground was broken...
  • Forest Park writes its next chapter

    Forest Park writes its next chapter
    Chicago native Kevin Bellie's history with Forest Park stretches back two decades, when he first joined Circle Theatre, then a relatively young company founded in 1985 in this near west suburb. In the years since, as he's become more involved with the...
  • Miss Cleo's callers don't get fair deal, prosecutor says

    "Miss Cleo" sells herself on television as a psychic -- so she may have seen this one in the cards. Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in Sangamon County Circuit Court, accusing Access Resource Services Inc. of Fort...
  • Hospital clout scheme alleged

    A wealthy political insider who played an influential role on a state hospital oversight board was accused in a federal indictment Monday of using his clout to profit on suburban hospital expansion and to extort millions of dollars from a medical school...
  • Part 3: Politics snarl O'Hare

    The parochial and petty politics that have turned O'Hare International Airport into a treasure-trove for concessionaires and contractors also are at the heart of why the transportation hub is a quagmire of delays, hassles and heartaches. The political...
  • Election 2002: State-by-State Results

    Here are the results of elections around the nation Tuesday. Not all returns were available at press time. ALABAMA Governor: Democratic Gov. Donald Siegelman won reelection over Republican Rep. Bob Riley. Senate: Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions held...