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Gov. Quinn tried to end the century-old practice of allowing general assembly members to hand out state university scholarships.
  • The University of Illinois' flagship campus is about to be run by a woman who sits on Nike's board of directors.
  • Rahm Emanuel has grabbed a slice of Chicago history. A small slice.

I-Team: Politics and Government


More I-Team: Politics and Government

  • Dart volunteers gather signatures for mayoral run
  • October 19, 2010 (CHICAGO) - Mayor Richard M. Daley's announcement that he would not seek re-election surprised many, but perhaps none more than Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
  • I-Team Report: Plan B-Rod
  • September 1, 2010 (CHICAGO) - Records obtained from Rod Blagojevich's first campaign for Illinois governor reveal an unusual plan to win over black voters.
  • Gov't: Blagojevich appeal is 'frivolous'
  • May 10, 2010 (CHICAGO) - Federal prosecutors are asking Judge James Zagel to rule former Governor Rod Blagojevich's latest appeal as "frivolous" to keep his fraud trial on track for a June 3 start date.
  • For Blago bros, no brotherly love in court case
  • April 15, 2010 - Trying to avoid the backwash from his brother's alleged misconduct as governor, Robert Blagojevich has asked for a separate trial.
  • I-Team Report: The Checking Account
  • April 7, 2010 (CHICAGO) - A new online list is leading to questions about how Cook County is spending taxpayer dollars.
  • Quinn, business execs rip Hynes over computer case
  • January 20, 2010 (CHICAGO) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday accused primary challenger and state Comptroller Dan Hynes of the attempted "cover-up of a stock manipulation scheme conducted by his employee, using a state computer on state time."
  • Blago judge releases Santiago proffer
  • April 14, 2010 (CHICAGO) - A judge has ordered the release of a key document that outlines the evidence in the corruption case against former Governor Rod Blagojevich.
  • 'I'm no Tony Soprano' cries Rod Blagojevich
  • January 20, 2010 (CHICAGO) - Claiming that government agents and lawyers have painted Rod Blagojevich with the same brush as infamous TV mobster Tony Soprano, agitated lawyers for the ex-Illinois governor have complained to a federal judge in Chicago.
  • Blagogate? Break-in at former gov's lawyer office
  • December 4, 2009 (CHICAGO) - Chicago police are investigating a break-in at the South Side office of Sam Adam and his son, Sam Adam Jr., the lead lawyers representing impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
  • Blagojevich asks for new trial date
  • November 13, 2009 (CHICAGO) - In a day of developments, impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich says that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on other pending cases could free him of most of the federal corruption charges against him.
  • I-Team Report: Paid to Play
  • November 11, 2009 (CHICAGO) - What a state engineer does when he's supposed to be maintaining a state hospital.
  • I-Team Report: The Hiring Line
  • July 29, 2009 (CHICAGO) - A city worker keeps his job despite admitting that he got it through political clout.

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