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(WGN-AM)- Fifteen years ago, Illinoisans agreed to move up state lawmakers' adjournment deadline by a month to make the legislature act a little more efficient. But it's only worked about half the time since then. Take last year. Though they gaveled...
Staff reporterThis show, we bring you coverage and analysis of the explosive allegations concerning Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. With us on this program in studio to discuss the events were Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass and political commentator Chris...
(WGN-AM)- Speaking in Chicago today, Education Secretary Arne Duncan praised progress made toward reforming Illinois education since an April visit here when he scolded the state for its lack of past action. "I was probably a little tough in my...
(WGN-AM)- Former presidents and chancellors of the University of Illinois are laying much of the blame for the current admissions scandal at the feet of trustees, calling for sweeping changes on the board and the way it is appointed. A letter from four...
(WGN-AM)- State Sen. Kirk Dillard is officially throwing his hat into the ring. Dillard has scheduled a news conference in Hinsdale today to announce his candidacy for the Illinois governor's office. The suburban Chicago lawmaker has said he has the...
Tags: Government, Chicago, Politics, Barack Obama, Illinois
(WGN-AM)- Five-term North Shore Rep. Mark Kirk formally announced his bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate today, billing himself as an independent who wants to lead others who are "not afraid to stand alone" against the corruption that...
The Swampby Mark Silva It's always good to get a little distance between a big embarrassment and the consequences of it, such as the time between the White House's admittance of a couple of gate-crashers last fall and the departure today......
Tags: Government, Auto Racing, Politics, Desirée Rogers, Barack Obama
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson, Ray Long and Monique Garcia; last updated at 4:05 p.m. Republican governor candidate Sen. Kirk Dillard concedes the race to Sen. Bill Brady today. (Abel Uribe/ Chicago Tribune) State Sen. Bill Brady accepted the Republican...
Tribune staff reportersThe Illinois Senate voted to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office Thursday, marking the first time in the state's long history of political corruption that a chief executive has been impeached and convicted. The 59-0 vote followed several hours of...
Tags: Government, Health, Politics, Drugs and Medicines, Barack Obama
Tribune staff reporterRezko rewind. Day 8 March 14, 2008; 5:13 a.m. A hospital lobbyist testified at the Tony Rezko corruption trial that he feared the friend and fundraiser of Gov. Rod Blagojevich would turn a hospital regulatory board against his clients. So Jeff Ladd, the...
Rezko rewind. Day 4 March 7, 2008; 4:38 a.m. The Tony Rezko corruption trial finally got down to the substance Thursday, with opening statements and the first witness testimony making it abundantly clear why this is likely to be an uncomfortable case...
Tribune staff reportersGov. Rod Blagojevich's aggressive fundraising machine collected hundreds of $25,000 checks in a campaign effort that dwarfed his predecessors', and most of these big givers ended up benefiting from his administration. A Tribune examination of all 235...
Tags: Contracts, Health, Justice System, Local Government, Tony Rezko
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