| 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...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:48 PM
A 2008 summer youth jobs program launched by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich using money set aside for transportation turned into “a disaster” that instead saw teens community organizing and helping out on golf courses, according to a state watchdog...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:35 AM
Out of sight for months and seeking re-election in weeks, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s return to Congress by voters may be virtually assured, but a new federal investigation of the South Side Democrat has made his political and legal future even more tenuous....
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is up for reelection, but has not been seen in public for more than four months.
Questions are mounting about his medical condition and a federal criminal investigation into allegations of misusing campaign funds.
| Oct 17, 2012
| 12:21 PM
The federal law enforcement team that brought down former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and numerous advisers was honored today by the Justice Department for the eight-year investigation.
Blagojevich is serving a 14-year prison sentence after his conviction for...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 3:27 PM
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., absent from public life and the campaign trail since June for treatment of bipolar depression, launched a series of automated telephone calls Saturday, asking constituents for patience but not their votes.
| Oct 23, 2012
Let's see, the reasons that you're supposed to vote for Democrat Tammy Duckworth and against Republican incumbent Joe Walsh in the northwest suburban 8th Congressional District are: He's a radical, "anti-choice," loudmouthed, wing-nut tea partyer. Do I...
| 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...