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  • Barack Obama, U.S. senators, state officials urge Rod Blagojevich to resign

    President-elect Barack Obama and Democrats in the U.S. Senate ratcheted up pressure on disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign Wednesday while federal agents fanned out to investigate the details of the Illinois chief executive's alleged shakedown...
  • Obama report on contacts with Gov. Blagojevich

    WASHINGTON – A report issued by Barack Obama's White House transition team concluded that the president-elect had no contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or his office and no one acting on Obama's behalf was involved in any "quid pro quo"...
  • Obama aides won't be subpoenaed in impeachment hearings

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney will not get to call key aides of President-elect Barack Obama to testify at impeachment hearings after U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald told an Illinois House panel doing so would "significantly compromise" his ongoing...
  • Rod Blagojevich says he might run for office again

    Rod Blagojevich says he might run for office again
    Ousted Governor Rod Blagojevich not only plans to be exonerated, he tells WGN Radio he might run for office again. As he begins his publicity for his book "The Governor," Blagovich describes the moments before he was taken away from his home by FBI...
  • Use your vote

    Illinois is the punch line of lots of jokes. What's the difference between a prostitute and an Illinois governor? A prostitute has a 10 percent chance of being indicted, 40 percent less than the governor. People are not laughing at our governors. They are...
  • Safe Road probe reaches Metra

    In another expansion of Operation Safe Road, federal prosecutors Wednesday charged a former legislator with paying thousands of dollars in bribes to a Metra board member to win $4 million in contracts with the commuter rail agency. Wednesday's indictment...
  • Editorial: A scandal's widening toll

    Racketeering. Mail fraud. Conspiracy to obstruct justice. Theft of government funds. Perjury before a federal grand jury. Filing false federal income tax returns. The charges laid out Tuesday in an 80-page indictment bring the federal Operation Safe Road...
  • Prosecutors boast of 'a hit on the mob'

    In one of the biggest strikes in Chicago's history against the mob, federal authorities today began rounding up alleged organized crime figures—including outfit boss Joseph "The Clown" Lombardo—in connection with a string of 18 unsolved murders and one...
  • Pension kickbacks alleged

    A wealthy Republican insider and two prominent Chicago attorneys were indicted Wednesday on charges of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks from investment firms seeking business from a multibillion-dollar pension plan. One of those...
  • How Saudi wealth fueled holy war

    Muslim forces were gathering near a small town in Bosnia, and commanders were moving fighters to the front. The man in charge wanted the very best soldiers available, so he handpicked six of his favorites and ordered them to the area immediately. The...
  • City gets a Hall monitor

    Suggesting that he felt duped by City Hall's past claims to have reined in patronage hiring, a federal judge Tuesday appointed a monitor with broad powers to oversee the city's personnel decisions. U.S. District Judge Wayne Andersen gave the monitor,...
  • Daley's opportunity

    Wednesday was the first full day of summer, but the wholesale spring cleaning at City Hall continued, with Mayor Richard Daley shedding two more top figures. Gone are Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Al Sanchez, whose department is one of those at...