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  • Quinn's choice to run Illinois Sports Facilities Authority filed for bankruptcy in '09

    Quinn's choice to run Illinois Sports Facilities Authority filed for bankruptcy in '09
    Gov. Pat Quinn's choice to run the state agency that oversees the financial operations of U.S. Cellular Field filed for bankruptcy three years ago after racking up $102,500 in debt, mainly from credit cards, court records show. The revelation follows...
  • Former Illinois Gov. Ryan to get early work release

    Former Illinois Gov. Ryan to get early work release
    An attorney for George Ryan says the former Illinois governor has qualified for work release five months before his July 2013 parole. According to Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, Ryan's new home will be a halfway house in Chicago's West Loop...
  • Reinsdorf, Thompson ask dismissal of lawsuit by ex-sports authority chief

    Reinsdorf, Thompson ask dismissal of lawsuit by ex-sports authority chief
    White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and former Gov. Jim Thompson are asking a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit brought against them by the former head of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, arguing among other things that the First Amendment does...
  • Chicago taxpayers helped pay for work at U.S. Cellular Field, Soldier Field

    Chicago taxpayers helped pay for work at U.S. Cellular Field, Soldier Field
    After hotel tax figures came in this year, the city of Chicago for the first time had to pitch in extra money to help pay off renovations and maintenance to Soldier Field and U.S. Cellular Field, home of the White Sox. When the stadium’s owner, the...
  • Jo Nesbo could be poised for a breakthrough

    Jo Nesbo could be poised for a breakthrough
    His friends knew he had a way with words. So when some filmmakers acquainted with Jo Nesbo asked the Norwegian crime writer to suggest a title for their upcoming horror movie, he tried to oblige. After musing on the story — friends go on a...
  • New local GOP chairman predicts ongoing opposition to 3rd airport

     
    Newly-elected Will County Republican Chairman Ed Ronkowski predicts opposition to construction of a commercial airport near Peotone and rising taxes will be major issues for …...
  • Blagojevich trial transcripts for Monday, plain text version

     
    Plain text versions of the transcripts for the surveillance tapes played today, the first day of the defense case. In the order they were recorded: DATE: 11/11/2008 SPEAKERS: ROBERT BLAGOJEVICH BABU PATEL R. BLAGOJEVICH Let me, can I say this,......
  • Politics as usual, I guess

     
    The Daily Herald's Burt Constable has a tale to tell... All of that righteous "I didn't let you down," "working hard for the people of Illinois" and fighting "for the right to be able to do your job" bluster that......
  • Quinn takes oath amid increased security in Springfield

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn hugs Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon before taking the oath of office in Springfield, Ill. today. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune) Posted by Monique Garcia, Ray Long, Rick Pearson and Todd Wilson at 10:50 a.m.; last updated at 6:42 p.m.....We'll........
  • Plain text: George Ryan's deposition

     
    I'm not a fan of .pdf files for many things, so, once again, I've taken a .pdf in the news -- The deposition upon oral examination of George Ryan -- and cut and pasted the plain text. This always results......
  • Illinois sports agency chief out, ex-Gov. Thompson to fill in

     
    Posted by Monique Garcia at 7:15 p.m. The longtime executive director of the state agency that owns and operates U.S. Cellular Field is out and former Republican Gov. James Thompson will fill in until a permanent replacement is found. The......
  • Whodunit? Otto Penzler, no doubt

    Whodunit? Otto Penzler, no doubt
    NEW YORK — For someone steeped in murder, grift and shady characters, Otto Penzler is remarkably cheerful. "I'm the happiest person you know. I am an optimist, I'm happy, I love life, I love friends, I love my job," he says in his book-lined...