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  • From the archives: Braun's money-related controversies

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race (see, previously, Rahm Emanuel, Freddie Mac and the big bucks years and Chico walks the ethics line) Braun denies wrongdoing in Medicaid flap September 30, 1992 An apologetic yet feisty......
  • Blagojevich holdout explains vote

    Blagojevich holdout explains vote
    Battling stomach pains and fatigue, JoAnn Chiakulas would take the train into the city each morning knowing that her resolve was disappointing some people and infuriating others. But the 67-year-old grandmother said she also knew that as a juror in Rod...
  • Quinn grants 74 clemencies, denies 99

    Quinn grants 74 clemencies, denies 99
    SPRINGFIELD — Michelle Gardner briefly appeared in the public eye in 1994, hailing Republican Gov. Jim Edgar’s welfare-to-work program in a campaign ad that dropped off the airwaves around the time word surfaced that she had been convicted...
  • Special pension deal a windfall for some county officials

    Special pension deal a windfall for some county officials
    To thank Bill Maio for his years of public service, his former colleagues on the DuPage County Board named a street after him. County taxpayers are paying him back in far more lucrative ways. Capping a career in which he often called for fiscal...
  • Longtime power broker faces trial in Blagojevich scandal

    Longtime power broker faces trial in Blagojevich scandal
    William Cellini's influence behind the scenes in Illinois politics and government has grown over four decades as he turned contacts and access into contracts and cash with a reach that left some envious and others awed. He has arguably been the most...
  • Prosecutors focus on Cellini's connections

    Prosecutors focus on Cellini's connections
    Prosecutors stepped back in time Thursday at the federal trial of William Cellini to show how they believe the political insider for years cozied up to Illinois governors and wielded influence with key decision-makers in state government. During the...
  • Richard M. Daley's 22 years as mayor

    Richard M. Daley's 22 years as mayor
    April 4, 1989: Elected mayor over Timothy Evans with 55.4 percent of the vote. April 24, 1989: Inaugurated as Chicago's 45th mayor, Daley pledges in his inaugural address to justify voters' confidence in his "common sense" style of leadership. He also...
  • Richard Daley leaves office as one of Chicago's most ambitious mayors

    Richard Daley leaves office as one of Chicago's most ambitious mayors
    Richard Daley leaves office this month as one of the most ambitious mayors Chicago ever had, a political heir who embraced and transcended his birthright but whose hands-on drive to improve the city he loved did not always match his reach. Chicago's...
  • As Blago wraps up for day, he denies one more shakedown charge

    As Blago wraps up for day, he denies one more shakedown charge
    Before the trial wrapped up for the day, Rod Blagojevich began testifying about charges he tried to force a campaign donation from a horseracing executive by holding off on signing a bill that diverted casino funds to the struggling horse tracks in...
  • Cellini found guilty of conspiracy, bribery

    Cellini found guilty of conspiracy, bribery
    William Cellini, Illinois' ultimate political insider who for more than four decades worked quietly behind the scenes to amass wealth and power, was convicted Tuesday for joining an age-old conspiracy scheme that demanded campaign cash for access. A...
  • Hefty payouts, but few regrets

    Hefty payouts, but few regrets
    Former Sen. Art Berman will draw a state legislative pension of $209,520 this year, highest among his peers and more than three times what he made as a lawmaker. Former state Rep. Judy Erwin will collect $167,523, a pension spiked by a high-paying...
  • Maggie Daley 1943-2011: Chicago's longtime first lady

    Maggie Daley 1943-2011: Chicago's longtime first lady
    Maggie Daley, who dedicated herself to children's issues and the arts while also zealously guarding her family's privacy during 22 years as Chicago's first lady, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, more than nine years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer....