- Judge sentences ex-lawmaker, says politicians 'don't get it' Updated: Apr-23-15 5:25 pm
CHICAGO - A federal judge sentenced a former state lawmaker on Thursday to five months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe, chiding Illinois' political class for not appearing to grasp the pitfalls to themselves and the state of corruption.
- US judge who approved wiretaps of Blagojevich retiring Updated: Apr-21-15 4:04 am
CHICAGO - A 68-year-old judge who approved investigators' request to secretly record then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is retiring.
- Schock donor sues ex-US congressman seeking reimbursement Updated: Apr-15-15 5:23 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's legal problems expanded Wednesday as a contributor sued to force the repayment of millions of campaign dollars, saying he was tricked into believing the young lawmaker who has since resigned amid questions about his spending was "a breath of fresh air" in a corruption-riddled state.
- Book by Blagojevich brother officially launched Updated: Apr-15-15 4:05 am
CHICAGO - A book by the brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is being released.
- Excerpts from recent editorials in Illinois newspapers Updated: Apr-07-15 3:49 pm
April 5, 2015
- Rauner grants 2 pardons, rejects 57 other clemency requests Updated: Apr-05-15 3:52 pm
CHICAGO - Bruce Rauner has issued his first two pardons since becoming Illinois governor, though his office offered no clarity about his criteria for deciding clemency requests or suggested how quickly he intends to chip away at a backlog of applications.