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  • Tribune Co. consultant on Wrigley Field deal is linked to Rod Blagojevich

    A sports business consultant hired by Tribune Co. to help with the possible sale of Wrigley Field to the state commiserated over declining newspaper quality with a top aide to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and also sought a potential spot on Chicago's...
  • Tribune Co. chief Sam Zell interviewed by federal prosecutors in criminal probe of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich

    Tribune Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Sam Zell hired well-known defense lawyer Anton Valukas and was interviewed in January by federal prosecutors as a "potential witness" in the criminal investigation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the company...
  • Blagojevich's secret talks with Tribune Co.

    Blagojevich's secret talks with Tribune Co.
    Early on a Sunday evening in December, e-mails went out among state officials who had just learned that financially strapped Tribune Co. was about to file for bankruptcy protection. "This could measurably complicate Project Elwood," wrote William Brandt,...
  • Obama's bailout for the despots

    It's President Obama's worst bailout so far. He's going to rescue the U.N. Human Rights Council. Now admittedly, the council wasn't on the verge of going out of business. Heck, if there were a nuclear war, the pinstriped thugs of the United Nations'...
  • In Theory: 'Spiritual but not religious' community is growing

    The "I'm spiritual but not religious" community is growing, according to a blog post by CNN writer John Blake. It is growing so much, the blogger writes, one pastor has compared it to a "movement." In a 2009 survey by the research firm LifeWay Christian...
  • Mayor Schaefer kept it clean during dirty times

    Mayor Schaefer kept it clean during dirty times
    The irony is 7-foot-2 and made of bronze: A statue of William Donald Schaefer goes up along the Inner Harbor promenade just a week or so before the current mayor of Baltimore goes on trial, accused of stealing gift cards intended for the needy. What a...
  • Israeli bribery probe questions Americans

     
    by Mark Silva JERUSALEM - The corruption investigation that threatens the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has reached out to interrogate some significant American political donors - denying any role in bribery of the prime minister. S....
  • Battle for Michigan exposes divisions

     
    by Jill Zuckman MT. CLEMENS, Mich. -- With its pounding beat and desperate lyrics, "Eight Mile" by Detroit rap artist Eminem isn't just a song. It's an ode to the highway that serves as a physical and psychological divider between......
  • Send Rove to jail petition passes 100,000

     
    (Brave New Films used the video above to promote the petition) by Katie Fretland A petition to send former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove to jail over refusing a subpoena to testify before a House committee has......
  • Sen. Ted Stevens indicted

     
    Sen. Ted Stevens, 84, an Alaska Republican, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington today. He has been under federal investigation for more than a year on public corruption charges. Major charges in the seven count indictment against Stevens...
  • Committee votes for Rove contempt

     
    by Katie Fretland and updated The House Judiciary Committee this morning voted in favor of finding former Bush advisor Karl Rove in contempt of Congress for his refusal of a subpoena to testify before the panel. The committee voted along......