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What Veto?

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate passed one of the state's more fundamental post-Watergate campaign finance reforms _ a measure supporter...

Blagojevich Warns Obama Of GOP "Ruse"

Chicago Tribune | Robert Mitchum and Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich warned home-state presidential contender Barack Obama he is falling into a Republican trap by siding against the gover...

Jones Caves To "My Friend, Barack Obama"

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A day after getting a phone call from Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, Senate President Emil Jones decided Thursday to summon senators ...

Obama Makes The Call

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Responding to pleas from government reformers, Democratic presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday phoned Illinois Senate President Em...

Obama Prodded To Intervene On Illinois Ethics Bill

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers tried again to draw Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama back into state politics. At a bipartisan press conference meant ...

Obama Dodges Illinois Ethics Gridlock

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

While Barack Obama left an imprint on two major ethics packages as a state senator, he ducked a plea Thursday to use his influence to safeguard landma...