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  • Which candidate for governor of Illinois once walked the length of the state during his primary bid? a) Richard Ogilvie b) Daniel Walker c) Jim Edgar

    ANSWER: b) Daniel Walker
  • White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers steps down

    White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers steps down
    Desiree Rogers is stepping down as White House social secretary, an Obama administration official said today. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, did not say why Rogers is leaving the administration. An official White House comment was...
  • From the hairy upper lip of the beast

    I have no excuse for this oversight. I can only apologize that it was not until the closing hours of the Republican convention that I wandered up to the complimentary spa and makeover station set up in the building where the reporters covering the...
  • Election funds went to relatives

    Former Gov. George Ryan's campaign paid out thousands of dollars to Ryan's son-in-law, four daughters, sister and even a family caretaker for political and consulting work they allegedly never did, according to testimony Thursday in the ongoing corruption...
  • Ryan's staff felt pressure

    Every year, around Labor Day, Karen Deering, an employee in the executive offices of then-Secretary of State George Ryan, had a curious encounter with Lynda Long, Ryan's longtime secretary. Long would emerge from her office, walk up to Deering's desk and...
  • State thwarted driver test probe, worker says

    As early as 1991, Tony Berlin, an employee in the Illinois secretary of state's office, said he observed rampant cheating at the McCook driver's license facility and reported it to officials working for then Secretary of State George Ryan. Berlin said he...
  • Blagojevich donors get state jobs

    Just three weeks after appointing Chicago attorney Jack Carriglio to a powerful state board that oversees billions of dollars in assets, Gov. Rod Blagojevich received a $25,000 campaign contribution from Carriglio's law firm. Carriglio, who declined to...
  • His honesty questioned, Ryan vows to stay in race

    His honesty questioned, Ryan vows to stay in race
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jack Ryan said Tuesday he is staying in the race and expects to overcome tawdry allegations about his sex life, but some leading members of his own party questioned his honesty, and political analysts warned he can't...
  • GOP lukewarm toward Keyes

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes finished a booming stemwinder of a speech to his party's State Central Committee here on Thursday, then stepped away from the podium to find only a couple of people in the group rising to shake his hand. That's...
  • Lemak stirs death penalty dilemma

    Lemak stirs death penalty dilemma
    In the coming weeks, DuPage County State's Atty. Joseph Birkett will hash out what might rank as one of the most challenging political, legal and moral decisions of his career: Whether to seek the death penalty against Marilyn Lemak. Because she stands...
  • Ryan defends his honor

    Declaring he will be "stunned" and "damned mad" if new criminal charges against close friends prove true, Gov. George Ryan on Wednesday launched into a vigorous defense of his own honor as the scandal rooted in his tenure as secretary of state spreads....
  • Shaken again, GOP forced to control damage

    Long before their candidate for U.S. Senate dropped out of the race, Illinois' Republican leaders had scheduled a retreat for this weekend at Chicago's Hard Rock Hotel. Now the beleaguered party also finds itself in a retreat of a different sort. Since...