| May 9, 2012
| 3:26 PM
John Glennon, an early figure in the Operation Board Games probe that ultimately led to the conviction of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was sentenced today to two years probation for his involvement in a kickback scheme.
U.S. District Senior Judge John...
| May 13, 2012
The director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has launched a plan he says will put dozens more workers in closer contact with vulnerable children the agency is supposed to protect.
Thanks to an increase in federal funding and...
| May 15, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Two months into her husband's sentence, Patti Blagojevich has shared her thoughts on visiting the Colorado prison where former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is serving 14 years for corruption.
In comments posted to her Facebook page Monday, she spoke...
| May 17, 2012
| 10:01 PM
The long-shot prospect of taxpayer help to renovate Wrigley Field grew more remote Thursday, upended by revelations that the patriarch of the Chicago Cubs' ownership team had been offered a plan for using a super PAC to run racially tinged attack ads that...
| May 22, 2012
| 6:27 AM
Rod Blagojevich's former chief of staff John Harris reports to the McHenry County jail today to begin a ten-day sentence.
Harris took part in Blagojevich's schemes to benefit personally from his official actions as governor.
Harris' sentence is the...
| Jun 4, 2012
As home foreclosures tear apart neighborhoods throughout the state, an annual battle plays out in Springfield between the banking industry and community activists over how to deal with the damage.
The banks always emerge largely unscathed. It happened...
| Apr 28, 2012
Stepping off the elevator in stiletto boots and a black skirt, Jennifer Hudson draws a few sideways glances as she walks with her entourage to a Cook County courtroom where her former brother-in-law is standing trial in the killings of her mother, brother...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:50 AM
ROD BLAGOJEVICH: The first impeachment of a governor in Illinois history occurred in 2009 after Blagojevich was charged with attempting to sell the Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama. At Blagojevich's first trial, he was...
| May 24, 2012
| 3:29 PM
As U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald retires to accolades and well wishes, Robert Blagojevich said today that he’s still fighting to regain his reputation since federal prosecutors dropped charges against him in their sweeping corruption case...
| May 24, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Cash-strapped Cook County government and the more financially sound Forest Preserve District are looking to bring in corporate cash by selling naming rights, sponsorships and concessions.
All of those, plus more mundane ideas such as advertising on...
| Nov 1, 2012
Is it bad manners to give the moutza to a dead man who killed himself by cockroach?
This is not a philosophical question. Today is the day we hand out the venerable Moutza of the Month award, this time for October.
As loyal readers know, the moutza is...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:55 PM
Democrat Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost both legs in combat before turning to politics, defeated freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh on Tuesday night after a bitter and expensive campaign that attracted outsize national attention.