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Len Berman | Posted 10.19.2011 | New York
Len Berman

They sure sound like fun, The Redneck Olympics in Hebron, Maine. Just the usual events involving lots of mud and the tossing of toilet seats. Well, the real Olympic guys weren't amused.

MLB Suspends First Player For Failed HGH Test

AP | By ARNIE STAPLETON | Posted 10.18.2011 | Sports

DENVER (Associated Press) -- Mike Jacobs is the first player suspended by Major League Baseball for a positive HGH test. The 30-year-old minor leag...

Rockies Hit By First MLB Steroid-Use Suspension

AP | ARNIE STAPLETON | Posted 10.18.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Mike Jacobs has become the first player suspended by Major League Baseball for a positive HGH test under the sport's minor league drug ...

Let's Get Ready to Rumble: Illinois Senate Back in Session

Kyle Hillman | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

In Springfield, our representation is free to debate a bill however they choose, but that doesn't include making public the fact that there is a very clear conflict of interest. Think about that for a second.

Republican Claims Democrat Punched Him On Illinois Senate Floor During Debate

Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers argued late into the night Tuesday as they tried passing (or blocking) many big pieces of legislation before the midnight session d...

'Doughnut Caucus' Blocks Ban On Trans Fats

Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

Lawmakers in the Illinois State Senate rejected a proposal to ban trans fats in many foods almost as emphatically as their colleagues in the House had...

Blagojevich Portrait: New Bill Says Taxpayers Shouldn't Pay The Tab

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD --- Taxpayers won't have to pay for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's portrait to hang alongside his predecessors in the Capitol if Gov. Pat Q...

State Senator Terry Link Rides Lt. Governor Endorsement Wave as AFL-CIO, Other Support Rolls In

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

State Senator and Lieutenant Governor candidate Terry Link's political wave machine is operating at full-tilt boogie. He just scored the endorsement of the 1,000,000-member Illinois AFL-CIO.

Calling Out The Real Crybabies

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

What the bunch in Springfield had better realize is that there are a lot more people lined up with reform than there are with the political status quo.

Blagojevich Loves To Fight, Rarely Wins

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Anyone who wants a peek inside Gov. Rod Blagojevich's head should look back to last year, when the Illinois House voted on h...