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[23 Feb 2018 | One Comment | ]

Elizabeth “Liz” Gorman, a former Cook County commissioner, was chosen Thursday as the Illinois Tollway’s new executive director.

She succeeds Greg Bedalov, who left the tollway last week after three years on the job. Bedalov is moving to the Illinois Sports Facility Authority, which handles construction of stadiums for professional sports teams.
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[10 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

For nearly 40 years, Milt Rosenberg was the smartest man on the radio.
As host of “Extension 720,” the University of Chicago psychology professor presided over a two-hour nightly meeting of the minds on Tribune Broadcasting news/talk WGN AM 720.The program attracted a national following by virtue of WGN’s powerful signal at night and later reached a worldwide audience through multiple digital platforms.

Milton J. Rosenberg died Tuesday of pneumonia and its complications after entering the hospital on New Year’s Day, according to Joseph Morris, an attorney and close friend. He was 92.
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[4 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

A whistle-blower lawsuit dating back to U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s tenure as head of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs is set for an initial hearing Tuesday in a trial expected to play out next year during her pursuit of a U.S. Senate seat.

The lawsuit stems from a 2009 complaint filed against Duckworth by two employees at the downstate Anna Veterans Home. They say Duckworth harassed them and caused them “emotional distress” after they reported ethics complaints against their boss.
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[3 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

The College of DuPage won’t receive a $20 million state construction grant now that Gov. Pat Quinn has seen an email detailing President Robert Breuder’s strategy to secure the long-promised funding for the Glen Ellyn school.
“The tactics used by the president in his email” convinced the governor not to release the $20 million the school hoped to use for a Teaching and Learning Center, a Quinn spokesman said Wednesday.

“When I introduce Governor Quinn at commencement, I want to help our cause (getting the $20 million released sooner rather than later) …

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[2 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

After the College of DuPage waited a dozen years for a promised state construction grant that never materialized, President Robert Breuder finally saw an opportunity to get the $20 million.

One week before Gov. Pat Quinn made a rare appearance at COD in May to speak during commencement ceremonies, Breuder sent an email to college trustees detailing his plan to publicly thank the governor for committing to release the grant money.
“When I introduce Governor Quinn at commencement, I want to help our cause (getting the $20 million released sooner rather than …

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[21 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

n a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Kenneth J. Conner, a graduate of Benedictine University in Lisle, says his bosses at Mutual Bank in south suburban Harvey terminated him after he spoke up about a missing report regarding a South Side Chicago parcel belonging to Rezko, a fundraiser for Illinois politicians who was convicted in a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme.
Rezko’s wife, Rita, in June 2005 closed on purchasing the parcel for $625,000, aided by a $500,000 loan from Mutual, the lawsuit states.
A portion of the property – 10 square …