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22 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Agency cuts jobs at center of Quinn hiring dispute

Gov. Pat Quinn 's administration, stung by a federal lawsuit alleging illegal hiring amid a tough re-election campaign, announced Thursday it will eliminate 58 transportation agency jobs at the center of the dispute.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Daily Herald

IDOT cuts positions after questions on hiring

The Illinois Department of Transportation is eliminating 58 positions that are at the center of a lawsuit alleging questionable hiring practices.

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American Reporter

Market MoverBUSH'S Mini-Bailout Missed a Mega-Opportunity

Every worker in America should be cheering for the workers at the Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

American Reporter

MomentumNOBODY Listened, Nobody Learned

The attorney representing Robert Blagojevich, brother of ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, in the "honest services" case charging Blagojevich and five others with fraud and corruption, says he will ask for public release of the famous wiretaps in the case.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Roland Burris, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Daily Gazette

New warden welcome; federal funding is, too

With not a little fanfare, Donald Hudson was introduced at a Monday news conference in Thomson as the new warden for Thomson Correctional Center.

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Related Topix: Prison, Thomson Correctional Center, State Prisons, US Governors

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Slate Magazine

Just Politics

Over the weekend, liberal and conservative commentators achieved rare bipartisan consensus in condemning the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry as " unbelievably ridiculous ," legally thin , and potentially unconstitutional .

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, Texas Government, Tom DeLay, US News, Texas, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois Government, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

KUT-FM Austin

What Exactly is Governor Rick Perry Charged With?

During a press conference at the State Capitol Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls the indictment against him a farce and an "abuse of power."

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Federal Prisons, Prison, Bob McDonnell, Travis County, TX

NBC Chicago

Appeals Court Reinstates Casino Lawsuit Tied to Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich spoke to reporters after he exited a plane Thursday in Denver on his way to prison.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government, Federal Prisons, Prison, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Washington Times

Blagojevich, state corruption feature in ruling

A federal appeals court has taken on the issue of pay-to-play corruption in Illinois under disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Examiner.com

Meet Bruce Rauner, the Mitt Romney of Illinois politics

Bruce Rauner is the "Mitt Romney of Illinois politics". Rauner has joked that he's not even in the 1 percent, but rather the 0.1 percent, and his net worth is reportedly almost $1 billion.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mitt Romney, Chicago, IL, US Governors

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Vacation chief has traveled a long road with Obama

President Barack Obama's top-ranking adviser on his vacation to Martha's Vineyard is a former Illinois political operative who drove him around the state during his Senate campaign a decade ago and then was his personal secretary outside the Oval Office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Hillary Clinton, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Indiana Law Blog

Courts - One Gov. charged with signing bill in exchange for a bribe;...

An interesting, 22-page, non-Indiana opinion today out of the 7th Circuit, Empress Casino Joliet Corp. v.

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Lincoln Daily News

Illinois state fairs run by government appointees, lose money

Both were disciplined recently for unethical conduct, both have operated their event at a financial loss and both come from political backgrounds with no professional experience managing fairs before taking their jobs with the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Agriculture, Science, US Governors, Pat Quinn

WJOL-AM Joliet

Rauner Gets Edgar's Endorsement; Says He'd Live at Governor's Mansion

Former Governor Jim Edgar is jumping into the governor's race with full support for Bruce Rauner.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

Thu Aug 14, 2014

American Reporter

MomentumNOBODY Listened, Nobody Learned

The attorney representing Robert Blagojevich, brother of ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, in the "honest services" case charging Blagojevich and five others with fraud and corruption, says he will ask for public release of the famous wiretaps in the case.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Roland Burris, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Governors

Chicago Tribune

Rauner to rally Republicans at Illinois State Fair

Republicans will get their day at the Illinois State Fair today, hoping they can generate enough enthusiasm to bring them statewide victories in the November general election.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Federal Prisons, Prison, Illinois, Illinois Government

Wed Aug 13, 2014

American Reporter

Market MoverBUSH'S Mini-Bailout Missed a Mega-Opportunity

Every worker in America should be cheering for the workers at the Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Switched

Scott Brown Recycling His Endorsments

One person, one vote is a pretty familiar principle in American politics, but when it comes to endorsements, Scott Brown is showing one person is good for two or even three votes of confidence in his uphill campaign to become a senator from New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, US Politics, Joe Biden, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Chris Christie

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Daily Herald

Home rule might land on ballot in Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich Mayor Thomas Poynton alluded to felonious former Illinois Govs. Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan when he addressed the possibility of his village gaining more control over taxes and other matters through home rule power.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors

Sat Aug 09, 2014

American Reporter

Market MoverBUSH'S Mini-Bailout Missed a Mega-Opportunity

Every worker in America should be cheering for the workers at the Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

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