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Senator Burris

Can I Get You Anything, Senator? Your Hat and Coat, Perhaps?

Leighann Lord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Leighann Lord

Presidents Lincoln and Obama notwithstanding, aren't we supposed to grade Illinois politicians on a curve? They get an asterisk next to their names like steroid-filled baseball players.

Sam Stein

Former Burris Aide: "It's Been Painful To Watch" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Roland Burris' former communications guru offered a valiant defense of his old boss Monday morning, but in doing so acknowledged the obvious: the...

Paging Roland Burris: Constituents Finding New Senator Hard To Reach

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

llinois residents anxious to share their thoughts with newly-appointed Sen. Roland Burris are finding it's not an easy task. Wayne Lovern, of Chatham...

Roland Burris Cramming In "Senate School"

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Thursday morning, Sen. Roland Burris was in "Senate school," learning, with other new senators huddled around the podium in the Senate c...

Roland Burris Cheered At Obama Inauguration Festivities

The Pantagraph | Kurt Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Roland Burris was welcomed with hearty cheers at a Capitol Hill reception and shouts of encouragement on the streets of Washington...

As Attorney General, Roland Burris Steered State Business To Friends, Gave Jobs To Family

ProPublica | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Politicians and the media [1] largely have portrayed Sen. Roland Burris as an upstanding public official. As Barack Obama described his replacement in...

Burris' Fate Could Be Decided Monday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fate of Senate-appointee Roland Burris could be decided as soon as Monday, Democratic sources said, as the Senate's Parliamentarian and legal coun...

Blagojevich May Accompany Burris To Washington

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his U.S. Senate appointee, former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris, might be heading to Washington, D.C., for next wee...