Thursday Morning News, Part 1

Ill. Gov helped his kids' school Chicago Sun Times

When

Gov. Blagojevich declined to move his family from Chicago to the

Executive Mansion in Springfield, a big reason was his daughter's

private school. "She's comfortable there and likes it there and has her

friends there," Blagojevich explained after winning office in November

2002.

It's he said, she said in Teachers Union food fight Chicago Sun Times

She

says he has frittered away thousands of dollars on Dutch vodka,

margaritas, pricey lamb chops and the like. He says she has wasted

money on satellite radio for her car and $500,000 in meals. The nasty

food fight is between the Chicago Teachers Union's top two officials.

They have turned on each other over allegations of misused funds in a

nasty spat that has spilled into court.

Head of landscaping firm admits to cheating Chicago schools Chicago Tribune

CPS paid more than $1.5 million in contracts to Rohar Construction, authorities said, a company owned by Roland Harper.

Guilty plea in Chicago schools fraud Chicago Sun-Times

Monahan, whose Arlington Heights company, Monahan Landscape, won

big-money public contracts for years, has contributed to the campaigns

of House Speaker Michael Madigan, Illinois Attorney General Lisa

Madigan and to the Illinois Democratic Party.

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