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Illinois Politicians

Top 10: Longest Prison Sentences for Illinois Politicians

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.23.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

While among the highest profile of Illinois' many convicted elected officials, the Jacksons' sentences are nowhere near the top of the list.

Mad As Hell? Reboot Helps You Sound Off to Your Illinois Politicians

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

We started Reboot Illinois last year because we wanted to be part of the solution. We believe if enough of us act together, we can change Illinois, for good.

Trailblazing Illinois Politician Dawn Clark Netsch Dies At 86

Posted 03.05.2013 | Chicago

Iconic Illinois politician Dawn Clark Netsch, who served the state for more than six decades in roles as Comptroller and Senator among others, has die...

WATCH: State Lawmakers Sing, Dance At Bizarre Downstate Benefit

Posted 05.10.2012 | Chicago

No, this is not a news tip from The Onion: A group of Illinois state lawmakers, headed by state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park), starred in a musical...

Jesse White Already Has Plans For 80th Birthday In 2014

Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday at the Illinois State Fair that he is planning to run for re-election in 2014, despite pre...

What's On Your Candidate's iPod?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

These days, it's not enough to know where your candidate stands on the issues. You want to get to know the candidate as a person -- everything from hi...

Adam Kinzinger, Republican Running For Congress, Criticized Over Military Record

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A temporary assignment to the U.S. Air Force "Special Ops" doesn't mean you're "in" the Special Ops. Adam Kinzinger, a captain in the U.S. Air Forc...

Carl Hansen Dies: Longtime Cook County Board Member Passes At 83

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Carl R. Hansen, the second-longest serving Cook County Board member in its history -- behind only the late President John Stroger -- has died....

Education in Chicago: Thoughts on 'Clout University'

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

Beer-sodden dolts and screeching ESPN announcers set the tone at our universities. And this is a far more serious problem than Speaker Madigan pulling wires to get the kids of a few of his political vassals admitted to the U. of I.