Posts Tagged ‘Illinois’

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Chuck Colson: I Know What Illinois Governor Feels Like Now

December 16, 2008

If anyone knows how Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich feels right now, I do. On Tuesday, the governor was arrested in a glare of publicity and charged with going on “a corruption crime spree,” as U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald described it — including alleged attempts to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat.

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Obama: Probe Shows No Contact in Illinois Governor Scandal

December 16, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama said Monday a review by his own lawyer shows he had no direct contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about the appointment of a Senate replacement, and transition aides did nothing inappropriate.

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Wife of Illinois Governor Apologizes to Neighbors

December 16, 2008

Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich has sent a note to her neighbors apologizing for the media attention that has besieged her Chicago neighborhood. In the message sent over the weekend, Blagojevich acknowledged “the media barrage that has descended” on her neighborhood.

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President-Elect Leaves Illinois Senate Seat in Limbo

November 6, 2008

obama-senate-seat-replacements.jpgThe campaign of change that led Barack Obama to the White House will bring tangible change to Illinois, where embattled Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich has the task of selecting the junior U.S. senator’s replacement. It’s a position of power Blagojevich, whose administration has been dogged by federal investigations, seems to relish.

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University of Illinois Homecoming Under Racial Divide: Some Black Students Say They Don’t Feel Welcome by Mainstream

November 4, 2008

u-illinois.jpgThe homecoming football game had just ended, and students clad in orange T-shirts were swarming the quad in search of post-tailgating festivities, but the nearly 1,700 African-American students packed in a nearby auditorium at the Downstate campus barely noticed.

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