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Blagojevich Adopts A Dog As Sentencing Hearing Nears

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

With his sentencing hearing beginning Tuesday, convicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich spent his last free weekend quietly with his family ...

Rezko Wants Out Of Jail, Says He Was ‘Shocked' By Blagojevich Request

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

In court papers asking a judge to free him from jail later this month rather than having to do more time, convicted political fund-raiser Tony Rezko s...

Former Clinton, Gore Fundraiser Sentenced For Involvement With Blagojevich Scheme

Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

Joseph Cari, a former Democratic fundraising mastermind, was sentenced to three years' probation in federal court Tuesday, as part of the corruption s...

Tony Rezko Gave Luis Gutierrez Deal On Town House, Sources Say

Chicago Sun-Times | Shutdown Corner, the Yahoo! Sports NFL Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Convicted political fixer Tony Rezko gave U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez free upgrades on a riverfront town house after the congressman asked for them, Guti...

Quinn Picks Jack Lavin As New Chief Of Staff

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn appointed a new chief of staff this week, turning to a figure with whom he has a long professional history. Jack Lavin go...

Report: Giannoulias Family Bank Gave Tony Rezko Another Big Loan

Chicago Sun-Times | One Citizen Speaking... | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By February 2006, businessman and political fixer Tony Rezko was already politically radioactive, caught up in a federal investigation that would see ...

Blagojevich Trial Hasn't Filled In The Blanks

New York Times | JAMES WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Rod Blagojevich's lawyer declared to the jury in his closing argument last week, "Think about it." He wanted jurors to consider what he thinks is s...

Could Patti Blagojevich Face Charges Over Rezko Deal?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The grand jury re-indictment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is a 75-page tale of intrigue, corruption, scheming and lies. Many of the cas...

Blagojevich Trial: Ex Gov Was All About The Benjamins

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Living beyond his means, frustrated by his station in life as a $170,000-a-year public servant and sounding jealous and contemptuous of Barack Obama, ...

Blagojevich Motion: Redacted Material Claims Obama Pushed Valerie Jarrett For Senate, Took Money From Tony Rezko

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As a part of the ongoing circus that is Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial,defense attorneys for the indicted former governor of Illinois moved to sub...

Blagojevich Trial: Rezko's Role In Pay-To-Play Schemes Highlighted

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ali Ata was repeatedly told that he was a "team player." He contributed handsomely to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund and was rewarded w...

The Blagojevich Trial: The Sum of Its Parts Is Not Greater Than the Whole

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

The information in this case is overwhelming -- that is why I am shocked that Blagojevich is required to begin trial just a year and a half after his arrest.

Blagojevich Trial: Tony Rezko Not On Prosecution Witness List

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once a prolific fund-raiser for Rod Blagojevich and Barack Obama, Tony Rezko is one of the most recognizable figures in the Blagojevich legal saga. Y...

Blago Trial Tactics Won't Work

Edwin Eisendrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edwin Eisendrath

Criminal trials are supposed to be about the facts and the law. The corruption trial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich will be about neither.

Is David Axelrod Trying to Muscle Alexi G Out of the Senate Race?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

For Alexi Giannoulias's Republican opponent, Mark Kirk, opposition research consists of looking up recent stories in the Chicago dailies.

Alexi Giannoulias Gets 'Strong Support' From White House During Visit, Adds Top Obama Fundraiser To Campaign (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias' Tuesday trip to the White House was a productive one. Not only did the Democratic Senate candidate attend the Greek Independence Da...

Alexi Giannoulias' Broadway Bank Problem: New Website, Newspaper Meetings Seek To Clear The Air

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

US Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is hoping to clear the air about his role at his family's Broadway Bank, as he faces increased criticism from op...

Tony Rezko's Wilmette Mansion Sold

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Wilmette home of convicted political fixer and influence peddler Tony Rezko has been sold. A buyer has been found for the 30-room mansion at 1250...

Tony Rezko's Mansion For Sale: Wilmette Home On Market For $3.5M

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The 30-room mansion in Wilmette that convicted developer and political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko had owned until he lost it to foreclosure last y...

Alexi Giannoulias Stumbles On Broadway Bank As Hoffman, Jackson Attack

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias is struggling to get past the increasingly ugly picture being painted of his family's Broadway Bank. The candidate for the Democrat...

Jim Ryan Supporters Landed Big Government Pensions

Chicago Sun-Times | CHRIS FUSCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Jim Ryan, already dogged by questions about his ties to convicted money-launderer Stuart Levine, could have another L...

Rezko's Wilmette Home To Be Auctioned By Bank

Crain's Chicago Business | Andrew Schroedter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bank of America will auction off Antoin "Tony" Rezko's north suburban mansion early next month to try to recoup part of the imprisoned developer's pas...

Hypocrisy in Chicago Politics is Deafening

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ray Hanania

This sordid pension fund investment is exactly the kind of scandal that should get every member of the pension boards fired, and Mayor Daley should not be given a pass.

Patti Blagojevich's Questionable Payday From Tony Rezko

Chicago Sun-Times | CHRIS FUSCO, ABDON PALLASCH AND TIM NOVAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A key part of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's criminal indictment describes how crooked businessman Tony Rezko steered real estate deals to Blagojevich'...

Why Should Obama's Poor Choices Surprise Anyone?

Seth Swirsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Swirsky

Democrats chose to deny the reality of who Mr. Obama truly was: A stunningly inexperienced Chicago-bred politician who had made poor choices, in his associations and judgments.