Posts tagged "quid pro quo"

Better than today’s rants of Bill Daley: Berkowitz w/ Common Cause's Rey Lopez-Calderon on UNO's Juan Rangel, Charter Schools, traditional public schools and how best to help CPS kids

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of “Public Affairs,” features Illinois Common Cause’s Rey Lopez-Calderon, debating and discussing with show host Jeff Berkowitz, alleged conflicts of Juan Rangel, CEO of UNO; The Chicago Way and its practitioners, Speaker Madigan, Senate President Cullerton, Governor Quinn and Mayor Emanuel; the relative efficacy of charter schools and traditional public... Read more »

As Lon Monk sings at Blagojevich retrial, does Rod Blagojevich go down for the count?

As I wrote here, political corruption quid pro quos often are heard to prove because those involved in auctioning off state action benefits know better than to connect the state action they are offering with the campaign contributions they want. In other words, it pays to have a little finesse if you want to avoid successful... Read more »

Tomorrow morning's cross examination of John Wyma- can Rod Blagojevich score some points?

      John Wyma, facing an investigation in 2008 into his dealings as a lobbyist with close ties to Governor Blagojevich and Blago insiders, decided to cut a deal with the Feds in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Smart move. The deal to provide information about his longtime friend, Blagojevich, which Wyma described as a “horrible... Read more »