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Blair Hull, Former Obama Senate Rival, Sought Seat Again From Blago

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Multimillionaire Chicago trader Blair Hull wanted to be a U.S. senator so badly that he spent more than $24 million of his personal fortune in 2004, b...

I Ask Again: Did Burris' Lobbying Partner Help Patti Blagojevich Land a Job?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

There was no mention of this lucky break for the former first family of Illinois in the rush of reporting about the Blagojevich indictment.

Feds Questioning Alderman Mell's Paid Work For Blair Hull's 2004 Senate Bid Done Through Burris Associate

Chicago Sun-Times | CHRIS FUSCO, DAVE MCKINNEY, TIM NOVAK AND NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was widely known that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's father-in-law, Ald. Richard Mell (33rd), was supporting wealthy businessman Blair Hull in the U...

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...

Burris Campaign Site Created By Lobbying Partner, Accepts Donations

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Sen. Roland Burris isn't saying whether he'll run for a full term in the Senate next year, but he has laid the groundwork on the In...

Burris and Blagojevich: Yes, There is Appearance of Possible Pay-to-Play

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Why is no one paying attention to the money ties between Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Roland Burris, who will soon become the junior U.S. Senator from Illinois?

Did Roland Burris's Business Partner Help Patti Blagojevich Land Her Latest Job?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Could the Patti Blagojevich connection provide Senators Harry Reid and Dick Durbin with the ammunition they need to keep Burris from joining their club?