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Doug Whitley Drops Bid For Illinois Governor, Dan Proft Jumps In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Doug Whitley, the CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, is abandoning his campaign for governor. In a statement posted on his campaign web site, W...

Chicago Voters Strongly Favor Madigan Over Quinn For Governor: SEIU Poll

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With regards to the governor's office, the survey tested a head-to-head match-up between incumbent Pat Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan and fou...

AG Madigan Questions Income Tax Hike, Previews Governor Race Theme

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is raising questions about the income tax increase proposed by Gov. Pat Quinn, her potential opponent in next year's gub...

Quinn: Limit Fundraising, Donate Campaign Cash To Charity To Even Playing Field

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn wants campaign finance limits in place for next year's election, a key component of his effort to clean up state government. The Democ...

Attorney General Madigan Sues Two Firms Over Mortgage Rescue Fraud

Chicago Tribune | Mike Dorning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan announced this morning at a news conference in Washington that she has filed lawsuits against two Chicago-area compan...

Blago And Bulls, White Sox Chairman Reinsdorf Talked Obama Replacements: Report

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI AND DAVE MCKINNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During one conversation, Blagojevich brought up with Reinsdorf the possibility of appointing Attorney General Lisa Madigan to the U.S. Senate seat lef...

Quinn To Madigan, Budget Critics: Put Up Or Shut Up

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia and John Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn suggested Friday that critics of his major income-tax-increase plan put up or shut up about how they would balance the state's out-of-w...

Between a Rock and a Criminal Background Check

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

If a judge deems an ex-felon reformed enough to limit access to their criminal conviction, why should the Illinois State Police stand in the way?

Illinois Ranks 32nd In Public Info Available Online

Associated Press | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- When former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said a day before being arrested that sunshine hung over him, he wasn't talking about releasing p...

Illinois State Police Ignored Thousands Of Criminal Record Expungements

The Chicago Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Representatives from the Office of the Illinois Attorney General will appear Monday before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. after an...

Lisa Madigan Says Income Tax Hike 'Almost Impossible,' Hints At Gubernatorial Race Theme

Aurora Beacon News | ROWENA VERGARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Madigan also touched on the state budget deficit, which Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn has estimated at approximately $12 billion. One funding source that legisl...

Quinn Calls For Special Election If Burris Won't Resign In Weeks, But State Dems Bottle Up Bill

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that Illinois should hold a special election to replace Roland Burris if the beleaguered Senator doesn't resign in a two ...

Lisa Madigan OK's Early Senate Election That Could Remove Burris

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the General Assembly can constitutionally pass a law that moves up the date of t...

Alderman Urges Madigan To Prosecute Burge Torture Cases, Warns Of Political Retribution

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is being threatened with political retribution if she insists on washing her hands of torture c...

Attorney General Madigan: Fine Governments That Withhold Public Documents

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to slap governments with up to a $1,000 fine for denying citizens the right to ...

Burris Probe Urged By Attorney General Madigan

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson, John Chase and Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan led a growing chorus of Democratic officials Monday calling for a deeper investigation of U.S. Sen. Roland Burris' ex...

Bill Daley Shelves Gubernatorial Plans

Chicago Sun-Times | Carol Marin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's official. William M. Daley is no longer a candidate for governor in 2010. Not that Daley -- Midwest Chairman of JP Morgan Chase Bank, former com...

Democratic Leaders Seek To Move Beyond Blago: 'There Is No Need To Be Ashamed'

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A gathering of Democrats in DuPage County, once seemingly a counter-intuitive phrase, drew more than 500 people as well as Illinois' statewide officer...

AG Madigan: Blagojevich 'Making A Mockery Of The Constitution'

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan said today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich is "making a mockery of the constitution" by failing to participate in his impea...

Blago is The New Media Pinata. A Whacky Devil. Great Fun!

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

Today, after being impeached by the Illinois House, the Senate is hearing evidence to remove Rod Blagojevich, which it will probably do in the next few days.

Who's Who In The Blagojevich Complaint

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco, Natasha Korecki, Tim Novak and Dave McKinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Here's who's who among most of the names behind the letters and numerals prosecutors use to label those players in the Blagojevich case, according to ...

White Doesn't Have To Sign Burris Appointment: Madigan

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says it's not his fault that Roland Burris was denied a senate seat yesterday. And his attorney agrees. Attor...

Harry Reid: The Most Corrupt of the Corrupt?

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

It now seems fair to consider the possibility that Reid and his allies might have decided to oppose any Blogojevich appointee ( as an act of political vindictiveness

Blagojevich Disregards Obama's List Of Candidates For Senate Seat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama believed that seven candidates were "highly qualified" to succeed him in the Senate, but the two people Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D)...

A "Deal" with Obama? It Takes Two to Blago

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Why was Rod Blagojevich so convinced his deals were being shot down by the Obama folks, when the Obama folks claim they didn't even know deals were being suggested?