Posts tagged "James Zagel"

Illinois: a state of embarrassment

While we are pondering the 14 years that Judge James Zagel imposed on former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a timely article in Forbes skewers Chicago and Illinois not just for corruption but their pathetic governance. Did you know, for example that “since 2007 Chicago has more jobs than Detroit”?  The author, Joel Kotkin, suggests that the dismal... Read more »

Will the pols learn from Blago's stiff sentence? Will the voters?

Too bad that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has to go to prison alone. Not that some of the snakes that were a part of his corruption aren’t going. I’m talking about the voters. It was clear after his first term that Blago was not the man to clean up the mess left by the other... Read more »
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