| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:17 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois Auditor General William Holland said today he has been cited for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in Springfield.
Holland, 61, confirmed he received tickets for alleged drunken driving and improper lane usage...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Even as a corruption investigation swirled around then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich five years ago, Pat Quinn defended his two-time running mate as "a person who's honest and one of integrity."
On Wednesday, Gov. Quinn declared "justice was served" after a...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:52 PM
Nearly a quarter of the state’s more than 300 boards and commissions have been inactive in recent years, according to an audit released Thursday, and the Quinn administration said it is looking at how to eliminate ones that are no longer needed....
| May 17, 2012
| 1:02 PM
SPRINGFIELD—Auditor General William G. Holland won appointment to a third straight, decade-long term today, winning praise for standing up to the administration of Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The Senate’s 57-0 vote represented the final step...
| Dec 22, 2008
A key figure in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's alleged scheme to sell a U.S. Senate seat has sought immunity from federal authorities in return for his cooperation in their ongoing probe, the Tribune has learned.
Raghuveer P. Nayak, an Oak Brook businessman...
| Jan 9, 2009
SPRINGFIELD — Paving the way for an unprecedented House vote Friday to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a legislative panel unanimously approved a scathing report accusing the two-term Democrat of a wide array of offenses, including criminal corruption...
| Feb 25, 2009
Dick Durbin, Illinois' senior senator and the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate, summoned embattled Sen. Roland Burris to his office Tuesday to advise him to leave as other members of the clubby institution offered the junior senator a polite but...
| Dec 12, 2008
As Gov. Rod Blagojevich was trying to pick Illinois' next U.S. senator, businessmen with ties to both the governor and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. discussed raising at least $1 million for Blagojevich's campaign as a way to encourage him to pick Jackson...
| Dec 14, 2008
Even before her voice was heard on covert recordings made by federal investigators, First Lady Patricia Blagojevich was neck-deep in the federal probe of her husband and his administration.
Once a residential real estate broker on the North Side,...
| Nov 6, 2008
A day after U.S. Sen. Barack Obama ascended to president-elect, Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he's "not interested" in appointing himself to fill Obama's seat, but did not expressly rule it out either.
Blagojevich, who under state law has the power to pick a...
| Dec 18, 2008
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.
| Jan 6, 2009
Like it or not, Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich has the legal authority to appoint Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate, and Burris, the state's former attorney general, should be allowed to take the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Senate...