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Rod Blagojevich's Book: Think Socrates, Not Icarusnew

The Governor isn't mythological material, though it contains plenty of myth. But it's a fine warning on the pitfalls of democracy.
Chicago Reader  |  Mick Dumke  |  09-21-2009  |  Nonfiction

Would You Vote for Roland Burris?new

Illinois voters have been asked this question repeatedly. Usually the answer is no.
Chicago Reader  |  Ben Joravsky  |  01-12-2009  |  Politics

Inside Patrick Fitzgerald's Timing on the Blago Casenew

Did he compromise his own investigation to sound the alarm on Blagojevich? Or did the Chicago Tribune do it for him?
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  12-22-2008  |  Commentary

David Lineal Reaches Out to Illinois' Beleaguered Governor in Songnew

The frontman of the local pysch-pop band Bird Names recorded For the Love of Rod, a bizarre song cycle celebrating the governor, in 2005. He gave CD-Rs to a few friends, but the music never saw a proper release. Within hours of Blagojevich's arrest, though, he'd posted it as a free download on the Bird Names site.
Chicago Reader  |  Liam Warfield  |  12-22-2008  |  Music

Pat Quinn: Illinois Governor in Waitingnew

As Illinois lawmakers consider impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his lieutenant governor prepares to go from maverick to main man.
Illinois Times  |  R.L. Nave  |  12-19-2008  |  Politics

Impeach Blago Nownew

The Illinois House needs to convene as soon as possible and begin impeachment proceedings. Patrick Fitzgerald's criminal complaint has basically given the General Assembly a 78-page road map.
Illinois Times  |  Rich Miller  |  12-15-2008  |  Commentary

Illinois Gov's Cuts to Drug-Treatment Programs Will Have Wide-Reaching Effectsnew

Under Blago's ax, drug-treatment centers around the state will lose $55 million in state funds. This amount might sound like pocket change in the context of the state's big fat coffers. To the network of drug-treatment service providers, however, it's about half of their budget -- and that's just the first domino of many that will fall.
Illinois Times  |  Dusty Rhodes  |  07-21-2008  |  Drugs

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