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

SEC Spanks Illinois’ Lying Politicians

Maybe that headline is a little bold, but we’re talking Rod Blagojevich here.   Read the following press release from the United State Securities Exchange Commission and write your own in the comment section: SEC Charges Illinois for Misleading Pension Disclosures … Continue reading

Illinois Congressmen, Legislators React to Blagojevich Sentence

Statements from local congressmen concerning the Blagojevich sentence of 11.9 years in jail (assuming good behavior): Former IL Governor Rod Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 Years CHICAGO…..Impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced in Federal Court Wednesday to 14 years, for … Continue reading

Pat Quinn vs. Ordinary Mike on Popularity of 88% Toll Tax Hike

I guess no one should be surprised that no local media took a poll on whether people wanted tolls hiked. Chicago’s Mike Engle took on Governor Pat Quinn’s assertion that 85% of Illinois motorists understood and approved of the need … Continue reading

Pat Quinn Appointees Request 88% Toll Tax Hike

First we get a 67% income tax hike, compliments of Democratic Party Governor Pat Quinn. Now, his minions on the Tollway Board are proposing an 88% (I round up) hike in tolls. No one has had the audacity to make … Continue reading

Term Limits, Illinois Style

Found this on Illinois Review. The story is about former Cheers’ and Frasier star Kelsey Grammer’s deciding to shoot the television series “The Boss” in Chicago. Here’s what caught my attention.  Creator Farhan Safinia comments on the lack of constitutional … Continue reading