New federal prosecutor nominated for Chicago
In this May 26, 2004 file photo, prosecutor Zachary Fardon is seen outside the federal courthouse in Nashville, Tenn.
Wed May 22, 2013
Opinion: George Ryan Memoir Not A Likely Bestseller
There's not a big market for gubernatorial memoirs. Few governors are known outside their own states, and once they leave office, most voters want to forget about them.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Daily Caller
Family drama adds intrigue to Ill. governor's race
Politics has long been a family business in Illinois, a place where who you know - and who you're related to - matters more than most.
The Daily Gazette
Audit: Less than half of Road Fund spent on construction, repairs
Auditor General William Holland found that of the approximately $25 billion in expenditures from the Road Fund, about $11.4 billion went to direct road construction, while the remaining money went to salaries, road construction bonds and other costs.
Thu May 09, 2013
Former Republic Windows Employees Start Their Own Factory
Eighteen of the workers who staged a sit-in strike when Republic Windows & Doors suddenly ceased operations at its Goose Island plant in late 2008 are back in business as a worker-run cooperative.
Senate Approves Union-Backed Pension Reform
The Illinois Senate voted Thursday to send a union-supported pension reform bill to the House, leaving lawmakers with two competing proposals for dealing with the nation's worst state pension problem just weeks before the Legislature is scheduled to adjourn.
Tue May 07, 2013
Il Gop Chairman Pat Brady to step down Tuesday
According to top party officials, IL GOP Chairman Pat Brady will resign Tuesday morning, the Daily Herald is report ing.
Fri May 03, 2013
Don't pay your tolls? The world could soon know ...
Remember all the hulabaloo several years ago about Rod Blagojevich's name inappropriately plastered all over Illinois tollways, akin to taxpayer-funded campaign signs? Those are long gone, but before long, other names could be featured on a state tollway website - those disgusting losers that race through the tollway I-PASS express lanes, just ... (more)
Tue Apr 30, 2013
A Dozen Ways Corrupt Rod Blagojevich Was a Better Governor than Corrupt Bob McDonnell
True, in some ways Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is becoming a lot like disgraced former Illinois Gov.
Is Bob McDonnell Turning Into Virginia's Version of Rod Blagojevich?
What's the difference between Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich , now "serving a 14-year sentence in federal prison following conviction for corruption including the soliciting of bribes for political appointments?" Well, so far at least, Bob McDonnell hasn't been arrested by federal agents and put on ... (more)
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Here's why putting the AG next in line for the governor's office could be a problem
Under the amendment...the attorney general would be next in line if the governor died, quit or was removed from office.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
State Senate OKs school bus camera plan after fiery...
Igniting hostilities on the Senate floor, a bid to expand the vast reach of red-light cameras by targeting motorists that illegally pass stopped school buses advanced Wednesday at the Statehouse.