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New Investigation Adds to a Long List of Probes PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 18 October 2005 18:00
Something a bit out of the ordinary happened earlier this month. On Saturday, the Chicago Tribune published a story about a relatively minor allegation of corruption at the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS).

 
New Health-Care Program Smart Politics for Governor PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 11 October 2005 18:00
If there was any doubt that Governor Rod Blagojevich will use his dramatic new health-care program for children as a core issue in his upcoming re-election campaign, a flier handed out to state employees last week made things perfectly clear.

 
With Edgar Out, What’s Next for the Republicans? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 04 October 2005 18:00
After months of indecision, former Republican Governor Jim Edgar finally announced Friday that he wouldn’t run for Illinois governor. Edgar’s months-long decision-making process often strained the patience of many political insiders, but it created an excitement that was too thick to cut with an ax.

 
Illinois Governor Finally Fights an Opponent That Matters PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 27 September 2005 18:00
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich last week started showing a little of that “new way” of doing business that he has promised for so many years but so often failed to deliver. Since day one, Governor Blagojevich has been deep in the pockets of the state’s utility industry.

 
Prosecutors Clearly Target Illinois Governor with Plea Agreements PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 20 September 2005 18:00
The U.S. Attorney’s office allowed two guilty-plea agreements to weave a sinister tale last week about an alleged “fundraising strategy” supposedly headed by Governor Rod Blagojevich. The alleged “strategy” was designed to strong-arm firms seeking business with the Teachers Retirement System and other state boards into hiring do-nothing consultants who would then kick money back to the governor’s campaign fund.

 
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