An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business. Sify, 1 month ago
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Federal investigations into former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's controversial appointment of Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate could take center stage at the trial next week of a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive ...Chicago Tribune, 1 month ago
Gov. Pat Quinn failed to rein in patronage abuses at the state transportation agency after replacing now-imprisoned Rod Blagojevich, and Quinn's directors repeatedly hired politically connected workers in violation of the rules, the state's top ...Chicago Tribune, 2 months ago IDOT to retain 103 hired despite anti-patronage rules Chicago Tribune, 1 month ago IDOT broke hiring rules for years, state report says Crains ChicagoBusiness, 2 months ago
The news of the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry late Friday thrilled many of his critics around the country, but it perplexed anyone who actually read the indictment. The charges against Perry, who was scheduled to be booked on Tuesday, stem ...USA Today, 2 months ago Why trouble with the law marks the end for some politicians, but not others Washington Post, 2 months ago Just Politics Slate Magazine, 2 months ago The weak case against Rick Perry MSNBC, 2 months ago
A bad question prompted a bad answer. Republican challenger Bruce Rauner posed it to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn at the end of Tuesday's Tribune Editorial Board forum when each man was given the chance to directly query the other. "Pat," Rauner ...Chicago Tribune, 1 month ago Gov. Pat Quinn says he's seeking final term Chicago Tribune, 1 week ago Gov. Pat Quinn accused of misusing taxpayer funds before election again Examiner.com, 2 weeks ago ELECTORAL EMBRACE lll. Gov. Quinn welcomes Obama, other Dems avoid FOXNews.com, 3 weeks ago
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By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN CHICAGO (CN) - Illinois casinos may sue two state horseracing associations for allegedly bribing former Gov. Rod Blagojevich in exchange for his signing a 2008 law taxing their revenues to the benefit the racetracks, the 7th ...Courthouse News Service, 2 months ago
A hiring monitor's work is never done. Chicago attorney Noelle Brennan, who spent nine years shepherding the city of Chicago into compliance with a federal consent decree banning patronage hires, will soon hang her shingle at the Illinois Department ...Chicago Tribune, 12 hours ago Federal Judge Deals Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn Ethics Blow Town Hall, 1 week ago Federal judge deals Quinn ethics blow on IDOT patronage hiring Chicago Tribune, 1 week ago Feds subpoena emails of Quinn's ex-chief of staff Chicago Tribune, 2 months ago
Republican Bruce Rauner and Democrat Pat Quinn are on pace to spend more than $100 million on the Illinois governor's race, doubling the state's previous record in a closely watched contest featuring heavy investment by business and labor. As of ...Chicago Tribune, 14 hours ago Rauner rips Quinn on IDOT patronage oversight Chicago Tribune, 1 week ago Are Quinn, Rauner lying about education funding? Chicago Tribune, 2 weeks ago Illinois debate: 'Billionaire' vs. 'bottom of barrel' USA Today, 2 weeks ago
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Pat Quinn is running for re-election as governor Tuesday, but no one on the ballot may have a keener appreciation of the pitfalls and potential upside for the winner of a related battle for lieutenant governor between Democrat Paul Vallas and ...Chicago Tribune, 1 day ago Lieutenant governor picks hope to help lead Miami Herald, 5 days ago Illinois governors differed in mansion habits Miami Herald, 1 month ago
I am wincing as I type this: Don't vote for the Libertarian slate Tuesday — but not because the governor candidate, Chad Grimm, would pull votes from Republican Bruce Rauner. In fact, vote for Democrat Pat Quinn if you're wavering. Quinn or ...Chicago Tribune, 1 day ago Libertarian Grimm could play spoiler in governor race Chicago Tribune, 3 days ago
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