| Nov 8, 2012
A day after suffering devastating election losses up and down the state, Illinois Republicans could point to one bright spot: Barack Obama's name won't ever be on the ballot again.
In 2004 as a U.S. Senate candidate, in 2008 as a presidential contender...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Former Springfield powerbroker William Cellini will go before a federal judge today.
He's expected to ask to serve his prison sentence at a federal prison camp in Montgomery, Alabama.
Cellini was convicted of trying to shake down a Hollywood producer to...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, better known these days as inmate No. 40892-424, wished his wife a happy 22nd wedding anniversary Saturday.
In an email Patti Blagojevich posted on her Facebook, the ex-governor quoted poet Robert Browning and waxed...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 12:19 PM
A new email from Rod Blagojevich shows he is still confident he'll be released on appeal.
He sent the email to his wife Patti, on their anniversary and she posted it on Facebook Sunday.
She said: "Got this message from Rod yesterday...It is better than...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:02 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — The combative and blunt-speaking John Sununu woke up Illinois’ GOP delegation on the final day of the Republican National Convention by tossing some major broadsides at President Barack Obama, even suggesting convicted influence-...
| Aug 31, 2012
— The combative and blunt-speaking John Sununu woke up Illinois' GOP delegation on the final day of the Republican National Convention by tossing some major broadsides at President Barack Obama, even suggesting that convicted influence-peddler...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 12:14 PM
SPRINGFIELD — University of Chicago medical center doctors today announced that state Rep. Deb Mell had breast cancer surgery about three weeks ago.
Mell, 44, is the daughter of 33rd Ward Ald. Richard Mell and sister-in-law of ex-Gov. Rod...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:01 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth on Tuesday night used her brief time on the Democratic National Convention to tout home-state President Barack Obama rather than her own political future.
For Duckworth, who is running in...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Arne Duncan, Obama’s education secretary and a former Chicago Public Schools chief, was asked by reporters about the possibility of a teachers’ strike back home in the nation’s third-largest school district.
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:56 AM
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
9:05 a.m. A teacher’s strike, trouble abroad, and NOW a bacon crisis! Is it the end of the world?! Mike McConnell finds out what could be interrupting delivery of your favorite...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:47 AM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who hasn't been seen on Capitol Hill since late May, hopes to return work Monday after checking out of the Mayo Clinic where he was treated for bipolar depression, his office said.
Monday is the first day back for...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 6:31 AM
There’s a chance former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich would have gone to Roots Handmade Pizza in Ukrainian Village Wednesday to watch the Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants game on NBC, you know, if not for the fact that he’s serving a 14-year...