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Tribune reportersSPRINGFIELD — Heading toward a decision on the ultimate political sanction, members of a House impeachment committee Monday rejected complaints by Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney that he was battling "shadows" in his fight to keep the disgraced...
Tags: Ed Genson, Criminal Laws, Trials, Chicago, U.S. Senate
Tribune reportersSPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers insisted Tuesday they could fairly investigate Gov. Rod Blagojevich following years of criticizing him as a terrible leader as they opened unprecedented impeachment proceedings against him. In the first hints of the...
Tags: Ed Genson, Criminal Laws, Trials, Elections, U.S. Senate
Tribune reportersDisgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich joked and jogged in his Chicago neighborhood Wednesday and vowed to tell his side of the story soon, while his attorney tore into impeachment-minded state lawmakers trying to force the governor out of a job. The vigorous...
Tags: Ed Genson, Trials, Chicago, Elections, U.S. Senate
Tribune reportersSPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House launched its first-ever impeachment probe of a governor Monday, promising weeks of hearings detailing Gov. Rod Blagojevich's alleged abuse of power, from enacting massive programs without legislative approval to...
Tags: Ed Genson, Chicago, Elections, Harry Reid, U.S. Senate
Tribune reporterSPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn and the top legislative leaders strode down a stairwell and into a Capitol hearing room for a private meeting with the House and Senate lawmakers—all fellow Democrats—who together control state government....
Tags: Pat Quinn, Politics, Elections, Judges, George Ryan
Tribune reportersGov. Rod Blagojevich invoked Abraham Lincoln's wartime plea of "malice toward none" Wednesday as he opened a new session of the Illinois Senate, which immediately began preparations for an impeachment trial that could remove him from office. Making his...
Tags: Trials, Chicago, Elections, Thomas Fitzgerald, Illinois
Tribune reportersThe shattering end to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's scandal-plagued tenure may provide some antidote to the pervasive secrecy that often prevents citizens from monitoring their own government. Amid a blizzard of proposals to reform the way government does...
The Illinois House voted overwhelmingly Friday to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, an unprecedented action that sets up a Senate trial on whether he should be thrown out for allegedly trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat....
Tags: Criminal Laws, Politics, Chicago, Elections, Laws
Tribune staff reporterGov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney will not get to call key aides of President-elect Barack Obama to testify at impeachment hearings after U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald told an Illinois House panel doing so would "significantly compromise" his ongoing...
Tags: Ed Genson, Chicago, Elections, U.S. Senate, Illinois
The Swampby Frank James What will the fallout be for Sen. Roland Burris from this new admission of his that the brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked Burris last October and November to make a campaign contribution to the former......
Tags: Roland Burris, Politics, John Harris, Corruption, Illinois
"No, there's no chance at all, for heaven's sake. If [Minority Leader Tom Cross] wants a few more opportunities on the floor of the Illinois House, he better do a better job electing Republicans." -- House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-...
The Chicago TribuneWhile the Electoral College has been little more than an obscure footnote in most presidential elections, this time it has provoked a wave of calls for its reform or outright abolition. And among those calling for an end to the Electoral College are...
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