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Even before Antoin "Tony" Rezko's long-awaited sentencing began Tuesday, his teenage daughter appeared anxious, her arms clutching her stomach and her face already in a pained expression. Two hours later, when a judge sentenced Rezko, once a top...
Court officials acknowledge that information revealed by the Tribune appears to show that a member of the federal jury that convicted Springfield power broker William Cellini concealed two felony convictions. Attorneys for Cellini said the information...
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Clout StreetAbout a dozen state lawmakers are headed for Cuba next week for a trip they hope will boost Illinois exports. The six-day tour is being led by Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago. They said no taxpayer dollars will be spent on...
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 5:39 a.m. ABC’s Aaron Katersky checks in from NYC with the latest on the potential threat as well as a rundown on ceremonies taking place across our nation to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. 6:09 a.m. ...
In 1998, Keith Bozarth was just weeks into his job overseeing the state pension system for Illinois teachers when he agreed to a meeting at the Renaissance Hotel in Springfield. His lunch companion was William Cellini, a longtime Republican fundraiser...
Clout StreetSpeaking a few paces from Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's offices, former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney said today that his former chief of staff did not deserve prosecution by the federal prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case. “...
At the start of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's first corruption trial last year, federal Judge James Zagel denied a request from several news organizations to release jurors' names before opening statements. It didn't matter, Zagel said, that the Tribune'...
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Two people who administered road tests for the Illinois Secretary of State's office were charged with giving passing marks to unqualified drivers or passing people who did not even take a road test in exchange for cash, federal officials said today....
Tribune reportersFormer Gov. George Ryan was with his ailing wife Lura Lynn as she was taken off a respirator and died at a Kankakee hospital Monday. Ryan was temporarily released from prison in Terre Haute, Ind. so he could be at her bedside during her final hours,...
Clout StreetConvicted ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich will now have to clear a few more hurdles before he would even have a slight chance of collecting a $65,000-a-year state pension. The General Assembly Retirement System board added the extra layer of scrutiny Wednesday...
Tribune staff reporterIn many ways, Asian-Americans have done remarkably well in achieving the American dream of going to college, working at a good job and earning a nice living. Take Tuyet Le, who came to the United States as a Vietnamese refugee when she was 3 years...
A federal judge on Monday postponed the Oct. 6 sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. U.S. District Judge James Zagel gave no reason for the delay in a brief written order, but it didn't come as a surprise because Blagojevich's co-defendant,...
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