Rauner Eliminates Illinois Job Tied to Patronage HiringGov. Bruce Rauner has eliminated a state Transportation Department position that he says was central to a patronage hiring scandal.
Rauner Fires 29 from Patronage Scandal Under PredecessorsGov. Bruce Rauner fired 29 IDOT employees who were among hundreds improperly hired based on political connections.
Judge Denies Blagojevich's Bid to Lighten 14-Year SentenceU.S. District Judge James Zagel said it's an ``unfortunate reality'' that Blagojevich's innocent family members are made to suffer the consequences.
Blagojevich Resentencing: Judge to Mull Opposing PortraitsHis attorneys want about nine years lopped off the sentence of the man they say has been a model prisoner who's tutored, taught and counseled fellow inmates while also forming an Elvis-inspired rock band.
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Blagojevich's AppealThe Supreme Court hears only around 80 cases a year out of more than 10,000 requests and typically accepts cases that raise weighty and divisive legal issues.
Blagojevich Takes Appeal To U.S. Supreme CourtFormer Illinois governor wants justices to throw out remaining corruption convictions
Jesse Jackson Jr. Reports To North Carolina PrisonThe 48-year-old Chicago Democrat was in federal custody as of Tuesday morning as Inmate No. 32451-016, according to Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke.
Blagojevich Appeals Convictions, Stiff SentenceThe lengthy filing comes more than two years after the Chicago Democrat's retrial and 16 months after he entered a federal prison in Colorado.
Blagojevich Facing Deadline to Appeal ConvictionsRod Blagojevich's lawyers were working Monday to meet a deadline to file what could be a book-length appeal.
Ex-Ill. Gov. Ryan Faces Changed World after PrisonIllinois Gov. George Ryan steps out of prison on Wednesday after serving five-plus years.
Illinois May Score Well In Government Integrity IndexIllinois has improved in terms of honest government since Rod Blagojevich took office 10 years ago, whether or not the state is any better run.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Submits Letter Of Resignation Jackson's resignation and hushed absence from politics comes amid a continuing House Ethics Committee investigation into his dealings with imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.