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Illinois Ethics Bill

What Veto?

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate passed one of the state's more fundamental post-Watergate campaign finance reforms _ a measure supporter...

Jones Caves To "My Friend, Barack Obama"

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A day after getting a phone call from Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, Senate President Emil Jones decided Thursday to summon senators ...

Obama Makes The Call

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Responding to pleas from government reformers, Democratic presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday phoned Illinois Senate President Em...

Obama Prodded To Intervene On Illinois Ethics Bill

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers tried again to draw Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama back into state politics. At a bipartisan press conference meant ...

Blagojevich Vetoes, Re-Writes Ethics Bill

State Journal-Register | Ryan Keith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich today drastically changed a legislative effort to curb "pay-to-play" political donations, using both his executive order and veto...