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Tribune reporterSpringfield power broker William Cellini reported to federal prison this afternoon to begin serving a one-year sentence for his conviction in the federal Operation Board Games probe. Cellini, 78, turned himself in at the low-security prison in Terre...
Tags: Punishment, Government, Crimes, Executive Branch, Justice System
Tribune reportersGov. Pat Quinn has named former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Fitzgerald will replace first term trustee Lawrence Oliver II, according to a news release from the governor's office. The appointment...
It's been a terrible week, not a week to entertain, or be cute or flip about anything. But a Chicago Tribune event had been planned months ago for my readers at the beautiful campus at Elmhurst College on Tuesday. And so, bad week or no, I was going....
Tags: Radio, Chicago Tribune, Michael Madigan, Flu, Barack Obama
Clout StreetAfter weeks of rumors and equally strenuous denials, Sandi Jackson resigned as Chicago's 7th Ward alderman Friday, the latest chapter in the stunning, scandal-laced downfall of what had been one of the city's most prominent and powerful political duos....
Ever want to learn how to become a politician? Then you can still sign up for the famed "Burris School of Politics." The course is taught by the Illinois political laughingstock and former U.S. Sen. Roland "Tombstone" Burris, whose ego is so huge that...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- A new Illinois General Assembly was sworn in today, and after the ceremony and celebrations are over, lawmakers will face a full plate of unresolved issues in the month ahead. Democrats now have veto-proof majorities in both the House and...
The time is here to rhyme the year Be of good cheer; it's the end of the year Year can't get worse if you hear it in verseAnother year over It vanished so fast The year twenty twelve Now belongs to the past. The war for the White House Invaded the year The candidates played To our hopes and our fear. While Mitt split the world Into moochers and makers And...
Contributing WriterLast January, you loaded up. You loaded up on all the leftover, on-sale, clearance-priced Christmas wrapping paper you could lay your hands on. You bought Hanukkah bags, Santa wrap, gifty things with poinsettias and reindeer and holly, and you put it...
Nothing brightens the winter holidays like music. So with apologies to the original writers of these tunes, and to everyone whose sensibilities may be offended, I've adapted a few seasonal songs for our place and time. Please sing along. White...
Tribune reporterState Treasurer Dan Rutherford, long mentioned as a potential Republican candidate for governor, used the web and social media Sunday to urge supporters to sign up for a possible 2014 race for Illinois chief executive. Rutherford’s web site asks...
That horde of candidates in the 2nd District trying to succeed former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Bud Light, is a wondrous sight. It reaffirms my belief in the goodness of people, since most of the hopefuls are no doubt fueled by the principled...
Tags: U.S. Senate, Lotto, Monique D Davis, Toi Hutchinson, Philosophy
Maybe something good will come from the Shakespearean tragedy that is the Jesse Jackson Jr. saga: A deeper understanding of mental illness and more empathy for those afflicted with it. Or maybe not. The level of cynicism in these parts is so high that...
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