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16 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn answers questions during the Metropolitan Planning Council's annual luncheon Thursday in Chicago.

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

Yesterday | Illinoisreview

What you may not know about illegal election activities that's not so funny

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Herald

Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was "full of cronyism" and has "folks running things that generally don't have much expertise."

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Agriculture, Science, US Governors, Federal Prisons, Prison

News Max

Lawyers Dershowitz, Adam: Rick Perry Making Right Legal Moves

From his feisty public push-back to his bipartisan legal team, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is responding adroitly to his indictment on abuse-of-office charges, and may never see the inside of a courtroom - much less a cell, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and prominent criminal defense lawyer Sam Adam Jr. told Newsmax TV on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

Reuters

Perry's indictment: Crime and punishment, Texas-style

It's a big country, where states have their own legal peculiarities, political cultures and definitions of what makes a debilitating political scandal.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NBC Chicago

Rod Blagojevich Sends Wife Anniversary Letter From Prison

Before boarding a plane at O'Hare Airport to federal prison in Colorado, Rod Blagojevich stopped to shake hands and sign autographs before entering security.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Federal Prisons, Prison, Englewood, CO

The Raw Story

Cherron Phillips: Chicago's sovereign citizen 'paper terrorist' and her NBA secret

It was a remarkable event not only for the bizarre crime that was alleged, but for its victims, who were some of the biggest names in Chicago legal circles.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors

Mon Aug 25, 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

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Northwest Herald

Layoffs raise new issues in state hiring dispute

Illinois' Executive Inspector General Ricardo Meza speaks at a news conference Friday in Chicago to report that the Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, accelerating the practice under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

CBS Local

Illinois Inspector General: IDOT Circumvented Hiring Rules

The state's top investigator has found that the Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.

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

Fri Aug 22, 2014

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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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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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

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