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Governors who've left office

The Illinois state Senate voted unanimously to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office in 2009, shortly after his arrest on federal corruption charges. Authorities alleged, among other things, that he was trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat held by ... Austin American Statesman, 1 month ago

Threatening letters to Daley, Blagojevich gets man 12 1/2 years

"You do not have the authority or the ability to challenge my role here," Kendall said, announcing a break in the hearing. "I am not going to continue you to allow this behavior." A jury convicted Haddad last April of mailing 28 packages and ...
 Chicago Tribune1 month ago

Rauner keeps human rights chief under Blagojevich, Quinn

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner announced late Friday that he would keep Rocco Claps, the first openly gay state agency director, as head of the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Claps was first appointed to the post in 2003 under now imprisoned ...
 Chicago Tribune2 months ago Under Rauner, Illinois energy direction remains unclear  PluginEurope.com2 weeks ago Rauner is trying to dig us out  Chicago Tribune1 month ago Gov. Bruce Rauner urges lawmakers to do 'right things' for Illinois  Chicago Tribune1 month ago

Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison in Alabama for halfway house in DC

CHICAGO - Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama federal prison early Thursday, two years after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items, his father said. The Rev. Jesse Jackson described ...
 Alaska Highway News5 days ago

Fudging employment on job application merits lawyer's suspension, ethics review board says

Legal Ethics Posted Mar 25, 2015 05:45 am CDT By A lawyer who lied about his job history and then persuaded his father to write a letter verifying employment should be suspended for 60 days, according to an ethics review board in Illinois. ...
 ABA Journal6 days ago Falsifying employment info on job application merits lawyer's suspension, ethics review board says  ABA Journal5 days ago

I wanted to give Junior a break, but it's us who need a break

I really wanted to give former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Stuffed Elk Heads, a break. Yes, really. Just call me one of those politician-loving scribes making excuses for corruption and greed, but news that Jackson was getting out of prison ...
 Chicago Tribune6 days ago

Schock's hubris costs him political career

There's really no mystery how congressional wunderkind Aaron Schock fell from grace so rapidly. It's simple, it's too common in politics and it's spelled H-U-B-R-I-S. Schock, suspected of lavish spending of taxpayer dollars, is calling it quits ...
 Chicago Tribune6 days ago Duplitecture and the Downfall of Rep. Aaron Schock  Archinect1 week ago Schock As In Schlock  Jewish Week1 week ago What If Aaron Schock Goes to Jail? That Will Be Pretty Normal Because He's a Politician from Illinois.  Slate Magazine2 weeks ago

Public employee pensions continue to lose out to gambling giveaways, expert says

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A legacy of giveaways to gambling interests continues to haunt the pension system in Illinois, a leading national gambling critic and University of Illinois expert warns. Since 1990, the state of Illinois has given away between ...
 Health Canal6 days ago
Daily Caller

Teacher for a day, pension for life

David Piccioli is not a retired teacher. He's a retired lobbyist who elbowed his way into the Teachers Retirement System by subbing in a Springfield classroom for one day and then tried to inflate that pension with help from his friends in the ...
 Chicago Tribune1 week ago Union Lobbyist Who Substitute Taught For ONE DAY Is Suing For $36,000 Annual Pension  Daily Caller1 week ago Lobbyist sues to regain big pension he got from 1 day as substitute teacher  Chicago Tribune1 week ago

Meet the Press Transcript - March 22, 2015

CHUCK TODD: This Sunday, a one time Middle East success story turns disastrous. U.S. troops withdraw from Yemen as the country descends into all-out civil war. And state of distrust. PRESIDENT OBAMA: We've gotta evaluate what other options are ...
 NBCNews.com1 week ago
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