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Blagojevich Would Have Appointed Senator No Matter What: House Speaker

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The speaker of the Illinois House said Sunday he doesn't think a bill taking away the governor's power to appoint President-elect Bara...

Illinois Lawmakers Meet To Consider Impeaching Blagojevich

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers took the first step Monday toward removing Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office as the disgraced Democrat hir...

Illinois Speaker Madigan Discusses Blagojevich Scandal, Impeachment (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE The resolution to create an impeachment committee passed the House unanimously, 113-0 --- Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan took the fi...

Lisa Madigan Not Interested In Obama Senate Seat 'At This Point'

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan, who has gone to the Illinois Supreme Court to try to force embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's ouster, said today she is not int...

Court Can't Remove Blagojevich: Former Justice

Daily Herald | Jake Griffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Louis Rathje believes Attorney General Lisa Madigan's request for the state's highest court to remove Gov. Rod B...

Blagojevich Impeachment: Majority Of State House In Favor, Speaker Madigan Won't Commit

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave McKinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- House Speaker Michael Madigan turned heads last spring by admitting his staff had researched impeaching Gov. Blagojevich, then followed...

Blagojevich Impeachment Calls Get Louder

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois plunged deeper into turmoil Friday over disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich as the attorney general asked the state's highest cour...

Attorney General May Prompt Court To Remove Blagojevich If He Doesn't Resign

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave McKinney and Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- If Gov. Blagojevich refuses to relinquish power and avoids impeachment, Attorney General Lisa Madigan is prepared to force his hand, ai...

New Senate President Says Democrats 'Have Embarrassed Ourselves' (VIDEO)

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Incoming Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Sunday the Democrats who control state government should be embarrassed by the constant fighti...

The End For Attorney General's Public Access Office?

Progress Illinois | Angela Caputo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During Lisa Madigan's campaign to become Illinois' attorney general, people took note when she pledged to throw back the shades and shed light on the ...

Illinois' Feudal Politics

Elizabeth Austin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elizabeth Austin

If you really want to understand Illinois politics, the place you really need to go is San Gimignano, in the rolling hills of Tuscany.