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Barbara Flynn Currie

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  • Impeachment panel begins, teeth clenched

    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers insisted Tuesday they could fairly investigate Gov. Rod Blagojevich following years of criticizing him as a terrible leader as they opened unprecedented impeachment proceedings against him. In the first hints of the...
  • 'We're fighting shadows'

    SPRINGFIELD — Heading toward a decision on the ultimate political sanction, members of a House impeachment committee Monday rejected complaints by Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney that he was battling "shadows" in his fight to keep the disgraced...
  • The push is on for public records access in Illinois

    The shattering end to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's scandal-plagued tenure may provide some antidote to the pervasive secrecy that often prevents citizens from monitoring their own government. Amid a blizzard of proposals to reform the way government does...
  • Trial overshadows swearing-in

    Trial overshadows swearing-in
    Gov. Rod Blagojevich invoked Abraham Lincoln's wartime plea of "malice toward none" Wednesday as he opened a new session of the Illinois Senate, which immediately began preparations for an impeachment trial that could remove him from office. Making his...
  • Blagojevich strikes back

    Blagojevich strikes back
    Disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich joked and jogged in his Chicago neighborhood Wednesday and vowed to tell his side of the story soon, while his attorney tore into impeachment-minded state lawmakers trying to force the governor out of a job. The vigorous...
  • Illinois government: Governor, legislative leaders increase private meetings

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn and the top legislative leaders strode down a stairwell and into a Capitol hearing room for a private meeting with the House and Senate lawmakers—all fellow Democrats—who together control state government....
  • Demand reform. Here's how.

    "No, there's no chance at all, for heaven's sake. If [Minority Leader Tom Cross] wants a few more opportunities on the floor of the Illinois House, he better do a better job electing Republicans." -- House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-...
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  • Did Sen. Burris commit sin of omission?

     
    by Frank James What will the fallout be for Sen. Roland Burris from this new admission of his that the brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked Burris last October and November to make a campaign contribution to the former......
  • 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...