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Jim Edgar

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  • Blagojevich's name surfaces early in case

    Prosecutors wasted little time Thursday dragging Gov. Rod Blagojevich front and center in the corruption trial of his friend and fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko. With an overflow crowd on hand for the politically charged trial, the first government...
  • State's ultimate insider indicted

    William Cellini has spent four decades as Illinois' ultimate insider, cozying up to Republicans and Democrats alike as he wielded power and influence while trying to stay out of the spotlight. But the spotlight found Cellini on Thursday when a federal...
  • Civil debate conceals rivals' tensions

    The seven Republican governor candidates used a debate Wednesday night to try to distinguish themselves as the best to bring new leadership to Springfield, vowing to create jobs to counter Democratic calls to raise taxes. Little new ground was broken...
  • 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...
  • U. of I. ends admissions clout

    Hoping to end a "sorry chapter" in University of Illinois' history, new board chair Christopher Kennedy and other trustees voted Thursday to eliminate all preferential admissions practices that led to a massive scandal at the state's most prestigious...
  • 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...
  • Ryan's ruin: He figured all the angles save one

    In early 2001, Jack Ryan first began meeting with Republican operatives, speaking to them about the possibility of running for office and arguing that his story--that of a wealthy investment banker-turned-inner-city high school teacher--would be a...
  • Ryan quits race

    Beleaguered Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jack Ryan ended his campaign Friday, leaving his party scrambling to find a replacement with enough money and magnetism to mount a serious challenge against Democratic candidate Barack Obama. Ryan had been under...
  • With successor in mind, GOP plots Ryan's exit

    Anticipating a quick end to Jack Ryan's candidacy for the U.S. Senate, state Republican leaders on Thursday began looking ahead to replace him on the November ballot, with former State Board of Education Chairman Ron Gidwitz emerging as the leading...
  • 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...
  • Obama lets opponent do talking

    Barack Obama, who penned a 403-page memoir at age 33 and has a special skill for giving intricate answers to questions, has never been a man short on words. But this week, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate finds himself at a strange place in...