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  • Illinois Gov. Blagojevich arrested

     
    by Frank James So do you still get to pick the Senate replacement for President-elect Barack Obama if you've been arrested on federal corruption charges as Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was today? Some pretty stunning allegations are being made by......
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. proclaims his innocence

     
    by Frank James Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. held a Capitol Hill press conference to assert that he didn't participate in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's alleged scheme to sell the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Jackson, who's been openly......
  • DoJ left Fitzgerald alone in Blago probe

     
    by Josh Meyer The prolonged federal investigation into corruption in the office of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was run almost entirely out of Chicago, with little input or guidance from officials at Justice Department headquarters in Washington,...
  • For N.Y., five big lessons from the Land of Lincoln

     
    New York has lots to learn from this huge statehouse scandal in Illinois. And pronouncing Blagojevich as ???Blah-goya-vitch??? is the least of it. Gleaned from the advice of consultants in the Empire State we offer five important lessons for......
  • Illinois most corrupt? Try 18th on list

     
    by Frank James It's hard to lose a bad reputation, especially when it's well deserved. And Chicago and Illinois politicians certainly have done enough over the decades, and in the past few days judging by the federal case against Gov.......
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? Vote. 1. Indicted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich declaring: ???If I don???t get what I want and I???m not satisfied with it, then I???ll just take the Senate seat......
  • Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana scopes out new stomping grounds

     
    Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana, fresh on the commission (she was sworn in on Nov. 18), stopped by a meeting of COBWRA (Coaltion of Boynton West Residential Associations) this morning to say hello. She???s district 3???s third commissioner in....
  • Dick Durbin: Senate seat remains open

     
    by Mark Silva Probably no one would like to see a new junior senator from Illinois seated more than the senior senator from Illinois. But Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asserts this evening that no one can fill the vacant seat......
  • Vacant seat on county commission gets prospective candidate

     
    Before Mary McCarty???s newly vacant seat on the Palm Beach County Commission had a chance to get cold Thursday, South County Democrat Steve Nichol announced his intention to claim it. Thursday morning, McCarty became the third county commissioner since...
  • Boynton Beach Vice Mayor wants in on Mary McCarty's seat

     
    Gov. Charlie Crist is going to be busy - again - finding a replacement for former Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty, who faces corruption charges. And Boynton Beach Vice Mayor Jose Rodriguez is throwing his hat in the ring......
  • Abruzzo, once a McCarty ally, asks for legislative review of PBC government corruption

     
    Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, has asked for a state legislative review of Palm Beach County government in the wake of the scandal surrounding Mary McCarty, the third county commissioner to resign facing federal corruption charges. "The serious and...