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Will Illinois Need To Vote Twice For Obama's Senate Replacement?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The election to replace Roland Burris as the junior senator from Illinois is heating up, with Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias fighting tooth and nail ...

Most Corrupt Congressmen: Blago Lands Burris, Jackson Jr. On List

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Their quest for the vacant U.S. Senate seat of President Barack Obama has landed Sen. Roland Burris and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on a watchdog grou...

Blago: Brother's Taped Call With Burris Shows 'Nothing Inappropriate'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says a recently released phone conversation taped secretly by federal authorities shows his broth...

Burris: Blame Impeachment Panel For Bad Questions, Not Me

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — U.S. Sen. Roland Burris said Thursday that he did not mislead lawmakers investigating his Senate appointment because they fa...

Would Burris Have Sent Blago a Check? Probably, but Then Blago Got Arrested

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Does anyone believe that Burris, who was panting after the Senate appointment as the capstone to his headstone, would not have delivered the check had Blagojevich not been arrested?

Flustered Burris Maintains Innocence On "Hardball" (WATCH)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Roland Burris began Wednesday by explaining to reporters how a recording of a telephone call of him promising the brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevi...

Burris Maintains Innocence As He Embarks On Tour Of Central Illinois

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DECATUR, Ill. — Sen. Roland Burris said Wednesday he did not tell an Illinois House impeachment committee that he promised to help then-Gov. Rod...

Durbin: I Won't Support Burris Again (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois' senior Senator Dick Durbin said Wednesday he would not support his embattled colleague Roland Burris for a second term in 2010. On Tuesday ...

No Recovery For Burris' Image: AP

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DECATUR, Ill. — Sen. Roland Burris said Wednesday he did not tell an Illinois House impeachment committee that he promised to help then-Gov. Rod...

Burris Says He Didn't Do Anything Wrong (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris says he never participated in a pay-to-play scheme despite the release of a transcript in which he offers to "...

Secret Recordings Between Burris And Blagojevich's Brother To Be Released

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Sen. Roland Burris promised to "personally do something" for Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund while pressing for the then-Illinois gove...

Roland Burris, Off The Hook

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

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.

Burris Promised He'd 'Do Something' For Blagojevich Before Senate Appointment

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Sen. Roland Burris promised to "personally do something" for Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund while pressing the then-governor's b...

Burris Promises To Cooperate With Perjury Investigation

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GRANITE CITY, Ill. — Flashing his easy smile and wearing a power suit, U.S. Sen. Roland Burris signed autographs and shook hands after helping b...

Burris: Blago Indictment 'Has Nothing To Do With Me'

The Hill | Aaron Blake and J. Taylor Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) expected to be indicted Thursday by the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, the man he controversially ap...

Burris Yet To Release Promised Memo Clearing Him Of Perjury

ProPublica | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) claims he has proof he never made an inconsistent statement about his appointment to the Senate, only he can't show it to yo...

House Panel Blocks Special Election To Oust Burris

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Efforts to remove Roland Burris from the U.S. Senate hit yet another roadblock Wednesday in the Illinois Legislature. A House com...

Burris Ally John Ruff Suggests Burris, Blagojevich Quid Pro Quo

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVE MCKINNEY AND CHRIS FUSCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the same December day then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich named Roland Burris to fill President Obama's U.S. Senate vacancy, Burris' right-hand political man...

Quinn Investigating How Burris' Son Got State Job From Blago Administration

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn is reviewing how the son of embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris got a state job as a housing-agency lawyer unde...

Geoghegan Files Lawsuit To Force Special Election To Oust Burris

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If the General Assembly or the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee isn't prepared to unseat Sen. Roland Burris, labor lawyer and 5th Congressional District c...

Burris Still Has Senate Clout, Despite Furor

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Despite the furor surrounding Sen. Roland Burris, experts say Illinois is unlikely to suffer much from having a senator who'...

Governor Quinn Looking Into State Hiring Of Burris' Son

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn is reviewing how the son of embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris got a state job as a housing-agency lawyer unde...

Roland Burris Perjury Questions: More Omissions In Testimony

ProPublica | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Roland Burris has blamed state lawmakers for his shifting accounts of how he became a Senator. The lawmakers, he said, failed to elicit the full story...

Burris Facing Investigations As Newspapers, Politicians Call For His Resignation

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Should he resign? Can he be forced out? Will he face criminal charges? Illinoisans who thought they had put one big mess behind them ...

Sam Stein

Burris' Ethics Bubble Bursts, Opening Door For Expulsion

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By admitting that he tried, without success, to raise money for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich prior to Blagojevich appointing him to the U.S. Senate, Se...