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.
I've come to conclude that akin to the God complex that suits many law enforcement types is a certain gene that is part and parcel of how people who aspire to public office are wired.
If Illinois ever hopes to sanitize itself from the stench of political corruption, it must expose lobbying to the light of day and demand higher ethical conduct from state lobbyists.
Crime offers some of the best job opportunities in the United States at this point in history. The more publicity your illegal activity attracts, the higher your earning potential.
The vanity internship: A position taken by a person who is already rich and famous but thinks it would be fun to go into an office every day and 'work.'
What do octuplets' mom Nadya Suleman and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich have in common? They both share a desperate/obsessive need for dram...
The answer is Lon Monk, Rod Blagojevich's law school roommate, wedding groomsman, former chief of staff, favored running partner and, now, his fellow indictee.
Lindsay Hop - in which we follow La Lohan on her merry adventures tearing through Hollywood's party scene whilst destroying thousands of brain cells.
Governor Pat Quinn continues to outshine his predecessor Rod Blagojevich. Admittedly, that bar is pretty low. A 7 watt bulb could outshine Blagojevich.
I asked one of America's foremost horse racing handicappers to take time out from the grandstand and bet on political outcomes. What's his line on Geithner?
It's Sunday. You have questions about last night's Saturday Night Live. We have answers.
There was no mention of this lucky break for the former first family of Illinois in the rush of reporting about the Blagojevich indictment.
As a result of his alleged misdeeds, the government wants Blago's Chicago home, a condo he owns in DC, and the real gold mine -- his campaign funds.
The clubs played a role in shaping the city of Chicago over the past 140 years, helping transform a rough-and-tumble prairie town to a sophisticated and still rough-and-tumble world city.
We have a long track record of political disasters in this state, and the folks on the inside need to be taught that the people of Illinois have had enough. We don't need more promises of reform.
Ponzi schemers are only the worst of the class of corporate fraudsters that squeezed every nickel out of their countrymen. This is America. Justice is the credo. These people must be punished.