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[30 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Rod Blagojevich was arrested on political corruption charges, and any momentum behind Ryan’s early release quickly faded. Ryan reported to prison in 2007 after a fierce battle with appeals courts over his conviction, which covered a breadth of corruption.

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[30 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

… and when former Gov. Rod Blagojevich took office the state was at a tipping point. Blagojevich needed to cut spending by $1 billion and increase the income tax, said Schnorf. Instead the governor increased spending by a billion dollars and held the…

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[30 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Rod Blagojevich in November 2008. In March 2011, Thurston attended a prayer breakfast at First Greater Bethlehem M.B. Church on the South Side for 17th Ward runoff candidate David Moore. Thurston, a pastor at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, …

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[30 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

His cautionary letter comes as Emanuel is seeking bidders on a possible lease of Midway under terms dramatically different than those that collapsed for lack of funding under former Mayor Richard M. Daley. Emanuel also is determined to avoid the …

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[30 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Chicago, which was argued when Richard M. Daley was mayor.) To the CEOs of Bank of America and TD Bank Group, it has recently been reported that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent each of you letters urging the threatened to cease transacting …

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[30 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Two years ago, aldermen balked at then-Mayor Richard M. Daley’s plan to give Ferguson the power to investigate aldermen. Instead, they created their own inspector general and waited eighteen months — until after the February, 2011 aldermanic election …

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[29 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]

It is time for the politicians to finally do something to stop the gun violence in this country. The incidents of slaughter in recent years have been appalling. Twenty-six people shot dead at a school in Newtown, Connecticut,, on Dec. 14, 2012. Twelve killed in the shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, theatre on July 20, 2012. Six killed on Jan. 8, 2011, when Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was wounded. Thirty-two shot dead at Virginia Polytechnic on April 16, 2007. Thirteen shot dead at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. The list goes on.
In each incident, there has been …

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[29 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

The CTA is receiving strong and enthusiastic feedback from the private sector about investing in two mega-projects along the Red and Purple lines that the transit agency could not afford to undertake on its own for many years, CTA P…