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Blagojevich Tue Sep 15 2009

Burris, Jackson land on watchdog's corruption list

According to a watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, Sen. Roland Burris and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. made their "most corrupt" list for the first time. The reason was because of their entanglements in Blago's scheme to sell President Obama's old US Senate seat. In other words it's all about Blago!

In the case of Congressman Jackson I almost feel like Blago singlehandedly took his rising career on down with him!

 
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Matt Fiels / September 16, 2009 10:33 PM

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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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