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  • Blago the 'bully' puts the squeeze on for more than just lunch money

     
    Though his mop top and beady eyes recalled the plucky orphan Dondi, evidently the cartoon character former Gov. Rod Blagojevich saw himself as was more like Nelson Muntz, scourge of the schoolyard in "The Simpsons." In a recording played for......
  • Weeks in Review

     
    My colleague Ray Long joins Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association, Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business, and host Bill Cameron on Connected to Chicago -- download WLS AM 890 audio) or listen Sunday at 2 p.m. I joined......
  • Milt Program Guide Jan 09

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 1ST OPEN-LINE We’ll continue our discussion tonight of the Blagojevich scandal and take your phone calls.  Now that the dust has begun to settle, are you still certain Blagojevich should be impeached and convicted of a crime?...
  • Elevator inspections on slow track in Chicago

    Elevator inspections on slow track in Chicago
    May 7, 2009 There's a common saying around the downtown offices of Aileron Communications: Don't get on an elevator unless you've used the bathroom and have a cell phone. "All of my employees have been stuck in the elevator before in this building, once...
  • Impeachment talk turns to policy

    SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers turned away from the federal corruption charges against Gov. Rod Blagojevich and focused Thursday on other reasons to impeach him, highlighting a string of controversial policy moves as evidence of an autocratic and...
  • Civil debate conceals rivals' tensions

    The seven Republican governor candidates used a debate Wednesday night to try to distinguish themselves as the best to bring new leadership to Springfield, vowing to create jobs to counter Democratic calls to raise taxes. Little new ground was broken...
  • New tests aided Brown's probe

    After following false leads for nine years, police working the Brown's Chicken & Pasta slayings found themselves listening to a woman who knew a detail of the killings that had never been revealed to the public. During the slayings, sources say the woman...
  • 2 held in 1993 Brown's killings

    More than nine years after seven people were slain in a Brown's Chicken & Pasta in Palatine, police late Thursday were questioning two men in the case after making a DNA match between one suspect and crime scene evidence. Police said a former...