Update: The U.S. Attorney's Office issued a statement Thursday in response to news reports about former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's possible s...
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No one in the race has the resume, experience or heft required of a U.S. Senator. In fact, the bench in Illinois is pretty weak right now, among both Democrats and Republicans.
If Illinoisans want to put a stop to the culture of corruption, as they claim in poll after poll that they do, then they have to do something about it. It's not all up to Patrick Fitzgerald.
What the bunch in Springfield had better realize is that there are a lot more people lined up with reform than there are with the political status quo.
The Quinn episode exposed the inevitable collision between a reformer's principles and the practical politics of an election system that relies on private dough to finance the campaign beast.
Burris knows exactly what he is doing. All these years I thought he was decent but dim. Turns out it was an act that I, and many others in Illinois, bought.
Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) postponed action today on a series of ethics proposals, with aides saying he wanted to spend more time wor...
Kwame Raoul introduced legislation for public financing two years ago. His predecessor, Barack Obama, sponsored the same legislation in 2005. What did Chicago newspapers editorialize at the time at the time on the Obama bill? Nothing.
SPRINGFIELD - Just hours after launching the initial salvo to end pay-to-play in state government, members of a blue-ribbon group traveled from Chicag...
It's time for an A-Rod-like press conference but with some substantive answers and a set of assurances about Burris' political future.
Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn named the members of his ethics commission, "Reform Illinois Now," Friday.
Among those appointed are the Rev. Scott Willis, whose ...
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