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A new book about Rod Blagojevich says he believed convicted political fundraiser Tony Rezko secretly channeled cash to president Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign. The author claims undercover tape recordings caught the former governor saying he heard...
Tags: Politics, Tony Rezko, Executive Branch, Barack Obama, Elections
An upcoming book about Rod Blagojevich says undercover recordings caught the former governor saying he had heard that convicted influence peddler Antoin "Tony" Rezko secretly channeled $25,000 in cash to Barack Obama, but federal authorities did not...
Tribune reporterAld. Sandi Jackson said Thursday that doctors have yet to figure out the proper mix of medications for ailing U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., leaving uncertain the timing of his return to Congress. Jackson took medical leave June 10 and within days had...
Clout StreetAld. Sandi Jackson today spoke briefly to reporters but provided scant information about her husband U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s condition or whereabouts since he announced he was on medical leave from Congress. "I think it's important to say that I...
Tags: Voting, Politics, Primaries, Sandi Jackson, Ethics
Two years after a $6 million jobs grant from the state jump-started construction on its new building, the Museum of Broadcast Communications has a lot to show for it: 18,000 square feet of television and radio exhibits, recordings and memorabilia that...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Friday that lifts the state’s campaign contribution limits to candidates once big money starts flowing into a state or local political contest, a move one watchdog group decried as effectively...
Tags: Justice System, Politics, Political Corruption, Laws, Judges
Change of SubjectTribune photo by Josť M. Osorio (2007) Good for Patrick Fitzgerald, finally expressing regret for his least honorable moment in office — the news conference 31/2 years ago at which he unleashed his inner newspaper columnist. Federal authorities...
Clout StPosted by Monique Garcia at 4:36 p.m. The Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint today asking the federal Department of Justice to investigate the Illinois State Police’s use of consent searches, arguing officers...
Page's PageCould this be the end of Blago?...
Illinois' pension system was in precarious enough shape in 1994 that Democrats and Republicans came together to solve a crisis threatening the state's financial future. The agreement they forged was supposed to take politics out of pension funding by...
Tribune reporterOn the Facebook page of "The Butcher & Larder," the Noble Square butcher shop, owner Rob Levitt posted a link Wendesday to an article about Congress lifting the ban on funding horse-meat inspections. The implication was horses could once again be...
Two lobbyists with no prior teaching experience were allowed to count their years as union employees toward a state teacher pension once they served a single day of subbing in 2007, a Tribune/WGN-TV investigation has found. Steven Preckwinkle, the...
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