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  • Appeals court ruling: Illinois should elect interim U.S. senator

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 1:46 p.m.A federal appeals court ruling today makes it more likely that Illinois voters on Nov. 2 will decide on an interim U.S. senator who will serve just a few weeks in office, while also......
  • Another step toward a special U.S. Senate election

     
    Here's the text of the appellate court ruling today that clears the way for a special election to (possibly) replace Roland Burris, the temporary replacement for former U.S. Sen Barack Obama. The portion that reads that we must hold such......
  • Roland Burris, having a blast

     
    Roland Burris says he's having "a blast" as the junior U.S. senator from Illinois, and who can doubt him? He got the job without much effort, he collects a nice paycheck, no one expects him to do anything, and if......
  • `Corruption in Illinois,' the image

     
    The new ad from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk uses this image to illustrate the words "corruption in Illinois" -- I've never been a big Roland Burris fan, but I'm unaware of any credible allegations of corruption against him,......
  • Thoughts prior to the curtain going up on the Blago trial

     
    In Blagojevich corruption trial set to begin Thursday readers are reminded of several things. First, no matter how many times the former governor bleats that he was "stolen" from the people who elected him in 2006, he is allegedly heard......
  • Blagojevich trial will spotlight worst of Illinois politics

     
    From today's print edition: Blagojevich trial will spotlight worst elements of state's political culture Democrats fear fallout from testimony; GOP sees chance to rebuild power By Rick Pearson, Tribune reporter Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's federal...
  • Blackhawks victory celebrated in DC

     
    by Mike Memoli The first hometown team to visit the Obama White House as champions will be the Blackhawks, after Wednesday's stirring overtime victory in Game 6 of the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals. The president today phoned head coach Joe......
  • Blagojevich trial tape transcripts, text version

     
    Text versions of the tape transcripts played Monday: Formatting glitches are the result of copying .pdf files as text: DATE: 11/21/2008 TIME: 10:35 A.M. ACTIVITY: Rod Blagojevich home line incoming call. SESSION: 912 SPEAKERS: BLAGOJEVICH: Rod Blagojevich...
  • A special election to pick a lame duck? What?

     
    UPDATE -- I spoke with Martin Oberman, one of the plaintiff's attorneys in Judge & Kindler v. Quinn and Burris --see the recent appellate opinion here (.pdf) -- and I've added some of his thoughts below as well as a......
  • A special election to pick a lame duck? The idea just might fly

     
    UPDATED Recently, my occasional sparring partner Dennis Byrne wrote There's good news for Illinois: we might be able to retire Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., two months earlier than expected....we can thank a federal appellate court that last week ruled...
  • Symbolism? Yes, please. But only if it's cheap.

     
    Many of the source documents for this column are linked here, where you'll also find the comment thread on this topic If a recent federal appellate court ruling stands, Illinois voters will elect a lame-duck U.S. Senator on Nov. 2......
  • Senator Oprah? O, imagine the possibilities!

     
    Gov. Rod Blagojevich pondered naming the talk-show hostess to Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat. What fun that would have been!...