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August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Blagojevich, state corruption feature in ruling

Rod Blagojevich. The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit by riverboat casinos in a late Friday ruling. The suit alleges that racetrack owners bribed Blagojevich to push through legislation that transferred 3 percent of casino revenue ...


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Blagojevich 'shenanigans' cited in casino case decision

The lawsuit contends that racetrack owners bribed imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to push through legislation that transferred 3 percent of the revenue from the four casinos in Illinois to the racetracks. The litigation started in Will County in ...


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Politicians in hot water: A look at 5 mugshots

The former Illinois governor was convicted in 2011 on 18 corruption counts, including trying to sell or trade the U.S. Senate seat that became vacant when Barack Obama was elected president. Blagojevich, a Democrat, maintained his innocence throughout ...


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago City Council passes sweatshop free procurement law

The City Council of Chicago, the third most populous city in the United States, has passed a regulation prohibiting the contractors manufacturing city uniforms and garments from using sweatshop labor from January 1, 2015, a statement from the Mayor's ...


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago City Council Health Committee to Hold Hearing on Mental Health Clinic ...

Since before the City of Chicago close 6 of its 12 public mental health clinics over two years ago, the Mental Health Movement - led by those who access services at Chicago's mental health clinics - has been demanding hearings by Chicago's Committee on ...


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Feds say traffic camera vendor bribed Chicago official to boost city ...

The former CEO of a red light camera vendor and a former Chicago official were indicted last week on federal corruption charges for a decade-long bribery scam during which the city became a poster child for the surveillance cameras in the US.


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Ed Kelly, 90, is still getting even, says Rahm 'not a Chicagoan'

He talks about everything from his beginnings at Seward Park, his friendship with Mayor Richard J. Daley, his relationship with Harold Washington and why he feels so sorry for Rahm Emanuel. He became acting superintendent of the Chicago Park District ...


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Flawed President Who Dared to Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Kenajuan Bentley) and the marches for a voting rights bill in Alabama and, later, King's demonstrations against poverty in Chicago, which bring its powerful mayor, Richard J. Daley (Denis Arndt), into the play, can be ...


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Blagojevich, state corruption feature in ruling

Illinois' history of pay-to-play corruption, the appeals court said, looms over the dispute. "This case requires us once again to decide whether some shenanigans in the Illinois General Assembly and governor's office crossed the line from the merely ...


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Watch: Did Pat Quinn or Bruce Rauner Do Better at the Illinois State Fair?

Reboot Illinois's Matthew Dietrich and Madeliene Doubek gathered with a group of Illinois political journalists who had attended the Illinois State Fair's Republican Day and and Governor's Day to discuss the upcoming election for governor and the ...


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints

Senate President John Cullerton's bill to allow the state to donate items to the Obama presidential library became law today. Senate President John Cullerton's bill to allow the state to donate items to the Obama presidential library became law today.


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Yonkers Native Spurs Ice Bucket Challenge Phenomenon

Among the other celebrities who have joined the challenge, according to published reports, is the governor of Illinois — whose name also happens to be Pat Quinn. Doreen Gordon, president and chief executive officer of the ALS Association's Greater New ...


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

CPS Students Call For An Elected School Board, Adequate School Funding ...

The Chicago Board of Education is the only non-elected school board in Illinois, and the state legislature must ultimately change the rules. Legislation that would provide for the election of Chicago school board members, instead of the current ...


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Lewis: Rahm's CPS preference plan in firefighter hiring a 'stunt'

The City of Chicago is gearing up to enforce its Chicago Public Schools preference policy, which would give CPS graduates preferential standing among other firefighter applicants, providing an unfair advantage above students enrolled in private or ...


August 19, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

CPS students rally, march to demand elected school board

More than 200 students have participated in the Chicago Students Union since it was formed in 2013 in response to school closings in the city. But Ross Floyd, a senior at Jones College Prep, said the city's school board refuses to listen to them.


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