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Legislators Doubling as Lobbyists? No Shortage of Work to Be Done

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 11.04.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Part of our problem in Cook County and Illinois is that the stories come so fast and furious and so frequently, that they no longer are eye popping. Too often, we're doing some eye rolling and clicking and scrolling to find some good news.

Convicted Ex-Powerbroker Reports To Prison

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 03.24.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A well-connected businessman once known as the King of Clout for the enormous behind-the-scene influence he wielded in Illinois politi...

Ex-Powerbroker Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 12.04.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge sentenced former Illinois powerbroker William Cellini to a year in prison Thursday for conspiring to shake down a movi...

Prosecutor: William Cellini Trial About 'Abuse Of Power'

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A mega-millionaire who for decades stayed in the shadows of Illinois power even as he wielded enormous influence looked on Wednesday a...

Blagojevich's Brother Wants Own Trial As Power Broker Cellini Cut Loose

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A millionaire power broker who was to go to trial on corruption charges alongside ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was dropped Mon...

Blagojevich Grand Jury Subpoenas Housing Project Records Of Rezko, Cellini, Allison Davis

Chicago Sun-Times | Tim Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed records on dozens of low-income housing projects built over the last 30 years by indicted businessman William F. C...

Ties To Indicted Cellini Helped Kill Waukegan Casino Plan

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A key reason that the Illinois Gaming Board rejected a bid to put a casino in Waukegan was that indicted businessman William F. Cellini still stood to...

Charity That Employs Patti Blagojevich On Verge Of Bankruptcy After City Hall Deal

Chicago Sun-Times | Tim Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Mayor Daley denied any impropriety in the Christian Industrial League building deal Thursday, blaming the charity's dire financial conditions...

Cellini Pleads Not Guilty In Federal Corruption Case

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Springfield millionaire William Cellini pleaded not guilty to charges that he plotted with influence peddler Tony Rezko to shakedown a Hollywood busi...

Governor's Gift List: Wine From Schwarzenegger, Books And Spoons From Convicted Felons

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When you're governor, people give you all sorts of things. An Al Franken book. An Abe Lincoln Christmas ornament. A sterling silver spoon. And that's...

Republican Power Broker Cellini Indicted

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Political insider William F. Cellini Sr. was indicted Thursday on charges of conspiring with convicted fundraiser Tony Rezko to shake down an investme...