SPRINGFIELD | Less than nine months after floating a plan to pay down the state's massive backlog of bills by closing corporate loopholes, Gov. Pat Quinn has come up with another use for the money.
Today marks the unofficial fifth anniversary of the start of the rapid fall of Illinois’ 40th governor.
CHICAGO | A one-time contributor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who was also a figure in scandals related to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has pleaded guilty in a medical fraud case.
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Anti-gun crusader Donne Trotter has a little 'splaining to do, Lucy.
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The resignation of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Sr. was pretty much telegraphed when it became clear he is under federal investigation.
He walks slowly these days—a kind of stoop-shouldered amble—his face reflecting the aches and pains of a 72-year-old body that’s been invaded by prostate cancer, Lyme disease and a mild stroke that still affects coordination.
How about just trying this? If you don't like it, I won't ever mention it again. Let's conduct a normal election in Illinois.
Well, it looks like U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be back on the job in a few weeks.
When U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., began his medical leave of absence June 10, there's one thing he and his family neglected to do — alert the public.
Raghuveer Nayak, a former campaign fundraiser for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, runs away from photographers after appearing in court Wednesday on still-under-seal charges.
With more than three decades of reporting on Chicago politics—which many liken to a blood sport—Mike Flannery, the political editor at FOX Chicago News, probably has the most upfront and personal inside knowledge of city and state politics. Flannery, who grew up in Washington, D.C., and grad…
Lake County Coroner Tom Philpot is grasping at what might be the last straw.
John Harris, former chief of staff for imprisoned Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, leaves federal court on Wednesday in Chicago, after receiving a sentence of 10 days in prison for helping Blagojevich attempt to sell President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.
I watched former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's farewell address as he heads off to prison for a possible 14 years.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. came into the primary election carrying as much baggage as Southwest Airlines but managed to pull off a landslide victory.
VALPARAISO | Being unethical doesn't always mean a person is doing something illegal, Carla Miller told a group of about 80 who attended Wednesday's luncheon presentation on ethics at Valparaiso University.
The new year dawned full of promise and hope and other delusions, which means it's time again for the soothiest of soothsayers, the man who puts the "dam" in Nostradamus, the Amazing Wielando.
Disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has gone from "You're fired" — twice, if you count the declarations from the Illinois Senate and Donald Trump's "The Apprentice" show — to "You're going to prison." It is a morality lesson for all to see.
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