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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...
  • Kass: Moutza of the Month — now with preferential treatment

    Kass: Moutza of the Month — now with preferential treatment
    Big Jim Thompson and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons insist there was no "preferential treatment" for formerly imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan. But we're all about preferential treatment here today. You're a former governor, Big Jim, and a former...
  • Illinois a thankless land when it comes to heroes

    Illinois a thankless land when it comes to heroes
    When former Republican Gov. George Ryan gets out of prison, it'll be a big story, and his pal and former Gov. Big Jim Thompson will put an arm around old George and they'll pose for the victory photograph. And at least some of their lickspittles will...
  • Supreme Court decision may give new trial to George Ryan

    Supreme Court decision may give new trial to George Ryan
    The U.S. Supreme Courthas opened the door slightly for former Gov. George Ryan, giving his lawyers another chance to appeal his verdict on corruption charges. The justices told the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to take another look at Ryan's...
  • Republicans afraid of the storm? Come to Chicago

     Republicans afraid of the storm? Come to Chicago
    With Tropical Storm Isaac threatening to turn into a hurricane and menace the Republican National Convention in Tampa early next week, Republicans must make a decision. They could just get sloshed on rum, margaritas and whiskey and ride out the storm...
  • $365,000 extra, and counting

    $365,000 extra, and counting
    When high-ranking University of Illinois administrator Craig Bazzani retired in 2002, the board of trustees praised him for his financial expertise, his efforts to modernize the university's operations and his knowledge of the state's political system....
  • Kass: Have mercy, your honor, for Illinois

    Kass: Have mercy, your honor, for Illinois
    To the Honorable U.S. District Judge James Zagel Dirksen Federal Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago Dear Judge Zagel: I'm not some Indonesian orphan, or a young man suffering from cerebral palsy, or a Chinese political asylum seeker. And I'm...
  • 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...
  • No pity, no ridicule for Ryan out loud

    No pity, no ridicule for Ryan out loud
    We'll probably want to reach for ridicule when the George Ryan media circus is finally unleashed upon us. We'll see the old corrupt ex-governor leaving prison for a federal halfway house, perhaps as early as Wednesday. He might be on the arm of his...
  • 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...
  • 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 …...
  • 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......