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GUEST EDITORIAL: Illinois taxpayers shouldn't pick up tab for dual residences of statewide officials

GUEST EDITORIAL: Illinois taxpayers shouldn't pick up tab for dual residences of statewide officials

Chicago has a lot over Springfield — more people, more shopping, the new David Bowie art display and better pizza.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Negative gubernatorial campaign nixes honest discussion of important issues

The two major Illinois gubernatorial candidates don't have much nice to say about each other.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

Republicans say they have momentum to end Dem control

SPRINGFIELD | Republicans took over the Illinois State Fairgrounds Thursday saying 2014 will be the year they break a decade-long Democratic stranglehold on power in state government.

August 14, 2014 6:42 pm

Blagojevich files new argument in appeal

CHICAGO | Lawyers for imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich submitted an additional argument Wednesday to the federal court that's considering his appeal, saying a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision bolsters their contention that the Illinois Democrat never crossed the line from legal polit…

July 16, 2014 4:38 pm
Cost of corruption weighs heavily on state budgets

Cost of corruption weighs heavily on state budgets

Corrupt government officials sometimes pay a hefty personal price for their misdeeds. Just ask former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose 2008 attempt to sell President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat and shake down a children's hospital earned him 14 years in federal prison.

July 12, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Quinn switches position on corporate loopholes

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.

December 30, 2013 6:00 pm

Newly renovated Capitol missing painting of Blago

Today marks the unofficial fifth anniversary of the start of the rapid fall of Illinois’ 40th governor.

October 21, 2013 12:00 am

Jackson, Blagojevich figure pleads guilty

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.

September 20, 2013 5:45 pm
DOUG ROSS: 2 public corruption cases, 2 different sentences

DOUG ROSS: 2 public corruption cases, 2 different sentences

What's the going rate for public corruption?

August 16, 2013 12:00 am Related

MARK KIESLING: Anti-gun crusader trotted into court

Anti-gun crusader Donne Trotter has a little 'splaining to do, Lucy.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

November 27, 2012 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Jackson successor: Will he keep the airport idea flying?

The resignation of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Sr. was pretty much telegraphed when it became clear he is under federal investigation.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
Shaw Thoughts: Geriatric Genius

Shaw Thoughts: Geriatric Genius

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.

November 20, 2012 12:00 pm Related

MARK KIESLING: It may be the day, and night, of the jackal

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.

November 14, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Jackson needs to get back on the job, quickly

MARK KIESLING: Jackson needs to get back on the job, quickly

Well, it looks like U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be back on the job in a few weeks.

August 13, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Jackson left constituents in the dark

EDITORIAL: Jackson left constituents in the dark

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.

June 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Video: Photographers chase fundraiser outside court

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.

June 20, 2012 6:19 pm
Interview: Mike Flannery digs Illinois politics

Interview: Mike Flannery digs Illinois politics

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…

June 11, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Methinks Philpot doth protest too much

MARK KIESLING: Methinks Philpot doth protest too much

Lake County Coroner Tom Philpot is grasping at what might be the last straw.

April 27, 2012 12:00 am
Blagojevich ex-chief of staff gets 10-day sentence

Blagojevich ex-chief of staff gets 10-day sentence

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.

March 28, 2012 6:27 pm
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