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State Politics Fri Jan 16 2009

Blago Loses Genson As Impeachment Attorney

Ed Genson, lawyer of the usually guilty, will stop representing Blagojevich concerning his impeachment, but he'll still represent the Governor on corruption and criminal charges. Honestly, this is probably better for Blago given Genson's past clients (R. Kelly and Conrad Black). Blago really doesn't know how helpful or unhelpful associations can be for appearances.

Check out a good profile of Genson written by Steve Rhodes in Chicago magazine.

 
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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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