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Tribune reporterSpringfield power broker William Cellini reported to federal prison this afternoon to begin serving a one-year sentence for his conviction in the federal Operation Board Games probe. Cellini, 78, turned himself in at the low-security prison in Terre...
Tags: Politics, Rod Blagojevich, Prisons, Punishment, Trials
CHICAGO (AP) — Employees at a high-rise jail in downtown Chicago knew something wasn't right when they arrived to work and saw a makeshift rope fashioned from bed sheets hanging from the bars of a cell window about 20 stories above the ground....
Once there was an aspiring young political strategist who disrupted a Chicago campaign event for a rival party candidate by inviting homeless to it with promises of free food, drink and more. Republicans this election season have been attacking "Chicago-...
A day after suffering devastating election losses up and down the state, Illinois Republicans could point to one bright spot: Barack Obama's name won't ever be on the ballot again. In 2004 as a U.S. Senate candidate, in 2008 as a presidential contender...
Tags: Voting, Executive Branch, Bill Brady, Politics, Elections
Tribune reporterChicago aldermen have recommended that the city pay out $950,000 to an 80-year-old man who said he confessed to a 1951 rape after police tortured him. Oscar Walden Jr., an African American, spent 50 years professing his innocence in the brutal rape and...
Tags: Edward M. Burke
Lawyers for former Illinois governor George Ryan will be in federal court Friday afternoon to argue that Ryan should get out of prison. Ryan been in prison since 2007 for steering state contracts to his friends and accepting cash and free vacations in...
Boy, I’m sure glad we don’t discriminate in Dargan like they do in Chicago. I can hardly believe that Chicago politicians have openly suggested they not support a new franchise for Chick-fil-A in their town because of some voiced Christian...
An Illinois appeals court has again denied a motion by former Governor George Ryan to overturn his set of convictions. Ryan has been in prison since 2007 for steering state contracts to friends and accepting cash and free vacations in return. Today's...
Tags: Politics, Corporate Crime, Government, Bribery, Executive Branch
An attorney for George Ryan says the former Illinois governor has qualified for work release five months before his July 2013 parole. According to Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, Ryan's new home will be a halfway house in Chicago's West Loop...
"Over My Dead Body" The Waltzing Mechanics made their local bow with "El Stories," a series based on true-life transit tales. But their latest foray into documentary theater takes them to a final destination that fell victim to a different form of...
Tribune reporterThe names of four former federal prosecutors will be sent to the White House for the Obama administration to decide who will succeed former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, according to a letter made public by Illinois’ two U.S. senators....
On the corner of Division and Dearborn, the shadows creep up the fronts of buildings as a neighborhood changes its skin. The moms pushing the strollers head for home. The old ladies in puffy coats walk their little white dogs back to their condos for...
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