Blago Church Food Giveaway Crooks Indicted

A press release from Springfield’s U.S. Attorney: INDICTMENT CHARGES CHICAGO NEW BIRTH CHRISTIAN CENTER PASTOR AND OTHERS WITH DEFRAUDING SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM Springfield, Ill. – The grand jury today returned an indictment that charges the founding pastor of the New Birth … Continue reading

Another Blagojevich Crook Sentenced

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Springfield: CHICAGO WOMAN SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON FOR MONEY LAUNDERING, FALSE STATEMENTS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FEDERAL GRAND JURY Springfield, Ill. – A Chicago woman has been ordered to serve … Continue reading

State Has Figured Out That Insurance Agents Can Sell Obamacare

When Governor Jim Edgar passed Kids Care in the mid-1990’s, I remember having lunch in the legislators’ dining room and telling her if he wanted it to really succeed, he would let insurance agents sell it. Instead, Edgar and Blagojevich … Continue reading

More Blagojevich Crooks Go Down

A press release from the U.S. Attorney in Springfield: JURY CONVICTS CHICAGO COUPLE ON ALL COUNTS CHARGED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR STATE GRANT FRAUD SCHEME Springfield, Ill. – A jury in Springfield, Ill., deliberated approximately five hours today before returning guilty … Continue reading

More Blagojevich Era Corruption – $443,000 in Kickbacks

A press release from the U.S. Attorney in Springfield about another Rod Blagojevich administration crook: FORMER ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATOR PLEADS GUILTY TO BRIBERY, KICKBACK SCHEME AND FILING FALSE INCOME TAX RETURN Springfield, Ill. – A former human … Continue reading

Kankakee County Township Supervisor Indicted

A press release from the U.S. Attorney in Springfield: FORMER ACTING PEMBROKE TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR CHARGED WITH DEFRAUDING TOWNSHIP ACCOUNTS Springfield, Ill. – A federal grand jury today returned an indictment that charges Leon Eddie Mondy, former acting Pembroke Township Supervisor, with … Continue reading

Union Dues Bid for Support by Illinois Democratic Governors Thwarted by U.S. Supreme Court

Taking a page from President Barack Obama’s governance by Executive Order, Governor Rod Blagojevich ordered the unionization of all home health care workers in 2003. (No, I am wrong. Blagojevich may have provided an example for Obama to follow.) The … Continue reading

If Congress Should Fly Coach, How about Illlinois Legislators?

ABC Channel 7 is reporting a bill that would require Congressmen to fly coach. How about Illinois State Reps. and Senators? They would have little choice out of Springfield’s Capitol Airport, but I doubt any use it. Instead the legislative … Continue reading

Another Blagojevich Crook Pleads Guilty

A press release from Springfield’s U.S. Attorney’s Office: FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF FOR ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH PLEADS GUILTY TO BRIBERY AND TAKING KICKBACKS, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE Springfield, Ill. – A former Chief of Staff for the Illinois Department … Continue reading

Two Gubernatorial, AG and State Treasurer Candidates Speak to McHenry County Republican Reformers’ Rally

I’ve been to a lot of Republican Party functions since I came back from Washington to run for McHenry County Treasurer in the spring of 1966. The meeting at the Woodstock VFW Thursday night, however, had more energy than any … Continue reading

Another Blagojevich Crook Goes Down in Surgi-Center Kickback Scheme

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: SURGERY CENTER OWNER PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL CHARGES, ADMITS PAYING PHYSICIANS BRIBES AND KICKBACKS FOR PATIENT REFERRALS CHICAGO ― The owner of multiple area outpatient surgery centers pleaded guilty today to federal … Continue reading

South Side Blagojevich Era Corruption Summary

Monday is a hard day for newspapers to come up with stories.  It’s not just that little governmental happens over the weekend, but the papers have very few reporters on the street. The Chicago Sun-Times solved that problem last Monday … Continue reading

Blago Public Health Department Appointee Faces Kickback Indictment on $13 Million for Grants & Contracts

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Springfield: FORMER ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH CHIEF OF STAFF CHARGED WITH BRIBERY AND TAKING KICKBACKS, MAIL FRAUD, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE  To Date:  13 Defendants Charged in Ongoing State Grant / … Continue reading