Posts tagged "Rod Blagojevich"

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns citing health concerns

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns citing health concerns
Longtime U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from his post Wednesday, after months of being on medical leave for a bipolar disorder and amid federal investigations. In his letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson said he was stepping down because of health problems. “My health issues and treatment regimen have become incompatible with service... Read more »

Illinois recall law much tougher than Wisconsin's to oust governor

Illinois recall law much tougher than Wisconsin's to oust governor
Wisconsin voters Blitzkrieged the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in a recall election won by incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker over challenger Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The special election came compliments of pissed off pro-labor and progressive activists, who gathered more than 900,000 signatures supporting Walker’s recall — when only about 540,000 were needed... Read more »

Will Lance Tyson's history of generous campaign contributions help fill his coffers?

Will Lance Tyson's history of generous campaign contributions help fill his coffers?
Before being picked last week to be the candidate for the new 10th District Unity Party, Lance Tyson assured a panel of nine Chicago Democratic committeemen that he’ll be able to come up with enough money to run a race for state representative. Fielding a question from Secretary of State Jesse White, the panel chair,... Read more »
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Politics in review: Arrested protestors want face time with Rahm; Jackson, Jr. in hot seat; Preckwinkle snuffs ICE; Daley's day in court

Here’s a week’s worth of political and elections news that had The Chicago Reporter jawing. Twenty-three people were arrested early Friday morning after barricading themselves inside a Woodlawn mental health clinic in protest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to consolidate 12 clinics into six. The Chicago Reporter recently reported on some of the planned closures. ... Read more »

Elections 2012: The week in review

Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter‘s political radar this week: Democrats Raja Krishnamoorthi and Tammy Duckworth pitched themselves on WTTW-CH 11 this week, explaining why they’re best for the 8th District congressional seat. They’ll be up against  Tea Party flamethrower and incumbent Joe Walsh, who moved to stay in... Read more »

Elections 2012: The week in review

Elections 2012: The week in review
Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter’s political radar this week: This election cycle, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s camp finds itself doing something it usually doesn’t have to do: campaign. This week, Madigan’s staff sent out a jokey campaign flier attacking prison-bound former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose impeachment was... Read more »
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News Roundup: States launch inquiry into foreclosure crisis

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have launched a joint probe into the country’s mortgage lenders as new data show that banks across the United States repossessed a record number of homes in September. The probe was launched after allegations that some mortgage servicers have been signing off on thousands of foreclosure documents... Read more »

News Roundup: Austin residents worried about police scale back

Austin residents expressed concern that cuts to the Chicago Alternative Police Strategy program may leave the neighborhood even more vulnerable to crime at a Beat 1524 meeting  in September. In an area with more than 1,000 arrests a month, community members will have to assume some of the community policing duties to prevent the crime... Read more »

News Roundup: Recession ended last year, economic panel says

The recession that began in December 2007 ended in June 2009, according to a statement released by The National Bureau of Economic Research. While some would read that with skepticism, the bureau says that the end of the recession was when the economy was at its lowest. The data shows that the economy has, slowly... Read more »
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