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  • Illinois treasurer lawsuit worries watchdog groups

    While a federal lawsuit against Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has publicized salacious sexual harassment allegations, government watchdog groups say the lawsuit's claims of political corruption are just as worrisome as the Republican campaigns for governor.


  • Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan (right) is accompanied by son George H. Ryan Jr. (left) as he arrives at a halfway house in Chicago on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, after serving five-plus years in federal prison on corruption charges. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Ex-Illinois Gov. Ryan released from halfway house

    Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was back at his longtime home on Wednesday following his pre-dawn release from a federal prison after serving more than five years for corruption.


  • ** FILE ** U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald talks about the criminal complaint against then-Illinois Gov. Rod  Blagojevich during a news conference in Chicago in 2008.

    Fitzgerald to step down as U.S. attorney in Chicago

    Patrick Fitzgerald, one of the most feared U.S. attorneys in the nation and the architect of convictions against two Illinois governors and a former vice presidential aide, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for more than a decade in Chicago.


  • U.S Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald, who oversaw thousands of criminal prosecutions in Illinois, will leave his post at the end of June. He calls the job he held for 11 1/2 years "one of the greatest opportunities that one could ever hope for." (Associated Press)

    U.S. attorney Fitzgerald leaving office

    Patrick J. Fitzgerald, known as one of the most relentless U.S. attorneys in the nation and the architect of convictions against two Illinois governors and a former vice-presidential aide, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for more than a decade in Chicago.


  • Inside Politics: Massachusetts Senate race raises questions on heritage

    Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott P. Brown and his chief Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren, are trading jabs over her statements about her American Indian heritage.


  • Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives by car with his wife, Patti, at the federal building in Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, for his sentencing hearing on 18 corruption counts, including trying to auction off President Obama's old Senate seat. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

    Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison for corruption

    Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor whose three-year battle against criminal charges became a national spectacle, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday, one of the stiffest penalties imposed for corruption in a state with a history of crooked politics.


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