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How Can This Be Legal? PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 06 August 2002 18:00
Responding to the bombshell revelation that senior bankers at Citigroup actively helped Enron hide billions in debt, Enron Lawyer of Last Resort Robert Bennett deftly summed up the real reasons for the current economic crisis: “Most of the problems – not all of them – are things that have been legal and acceptable.

 
Understanding Corporate-Fraud Scandals: Follow the Auditors PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 06 August 2002 18:00
After the scandals at Enron and WorldCom, a lot of people and investors are asking: Are there a lot more companies out there with serious accounting problems? The answer is yes, and the reason is pretty simple.

 
Lawmakers Creating Chaos PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 30 July 2002 18:00
Lobbyists and attorneys appear to control the universe. No truer words were ever spoken than those that claimed a person’s case is only as good as his or her attorney. While the law provides for a more civilized society in many ways, it also allows for chaos.

 
Illinois Legislature and Ethics Just Don’t Mix PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 30 July 2002 18:00
Lately, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has been trying to put the best possible face on state-government ethics. But despite some positive press coverage, the group’s spin falls way short, particularly when it comes to Illinois.

 
Bettendorf’s Modern Day Viking and Artist: Albert (“Al”) Stafne PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 23 July 2002 18:00
The great thing about life is the chance to know and love unique, inspiring, and truly noble individuals who make a difference in the lives they touch. Albert (“Al”) Stafne is just such an individual. Al quietly painted for years as part of his intellectual expression – a fact not widely known by many who know him.

 
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