Fighting Political Corruption Last on Sun-Times’ Priorities for New U.S. Attorney

Yesterday I had the audacity to suggest that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel may have been trying to divert resources in the U.S. Attorney’s Office away from political corruption. Why else would he emphasize that newly-sworn in U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon … Continue reading

Rahm Emmanuel Tries to Divert New U.S. Attorney From Political Corruption Fight

[I got my timeline mixed up when I said that Rahm Emmanuel had a role as President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff in assigning Patrick Fitzgerald the prosecution of Scooter Libby. [I have moved the incorrect assertion to the bottom … Continue reading

Earmarks in the Health & Human Services and Labor Budgets – Part 3

Taxpayers for Common Sense made it relatively painless to find the projects that Illinois congressmen claimed credit for in this year’s budget. We have looked at Melissa Bean’s, Jerry Costello’s, Danny Davis’ and Dick Durbin’s previously. Today we see ex-Chicago … Continue reading