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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
“There was no money allocated at all before the election of 2010,” Gov. Pat Quinn told Chicago TV reporter Charles Thomas about allegations that the governor had spent millions in state anti-viole...
Thursday, May 31, 2012 07:28 am

Lifting campaign contribution limits if SuperPACs spend big

Illinois lawmakers are reacting to a controversial ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court with a bill that could take Illinois back to the days of unlimited campaign contributions. The bill’s sponso...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 06:48 am

Do alternatives to prison exist for Illinois’ public delinquents?

Writers of newspaper columns, it turns out, are not the only people who have trouble getting sentences right. Eyebrows, if not voices, were raised when federal judge James Zagel set 14 years in prison...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 02:46 pm

By removing influence-buying from judicial campaigns

Illinois needs a system to publicly fund election campaigns, reform advocates told a state committee examining potential campaign finance reforms last week. But one expert says lawmakers probably won&...
Thursday, June 30, 2011 01:41 am

Why political reform never seems to work in Illinois

Former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich returns home after being found guilty on 17 of 20 counts in his corruption trial.PHOTO BY E. JASON WAMBSGANS/MCT At last, we have a verdict on the governor. Within hours of its announcement, deliberations began in the press to decide the guilt or innocence of the people who elected him twice as Illinois’s chief executive officer. The verdict? The vote...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 04:58 pm

Should the law be on trial as well as Blago?

As I write, the jury is still out on Rod Blagojevich. The coming verdict in his second trial for behaving like an Illinois governor will settle for now the question of his criminal culpability. Other ...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 05:25 am

Statehouse rally planned for April 7 in Springfield

Labor unions are continuing negotiations over legislation backed by Gov. Pat Quinn that would lift collective bargaining rights from current high-ranking state agency workers and legislative liaisons,...
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 11:44 am

100 years of lawyerly lobbying in Sprngfield

From shady money transfers by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to the return of a missing baseball signed by Babe Ruth, attorney Herman Bodewes has seen it all throughout more than 40 years with a Springfi...

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