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UPDATE: Blagojevich Trial Closings Set for Monday

Updated: 07/22/2010 - The presiding judge in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial says closing arguments should begin and end Monday -- meaning jurors could begin deliberating next week.

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Palin Engaged, Again!

Posted: 07/14/2010 - In case you didn't know, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston say they're engaged, again!

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AP: Quinn Gives Staff Big Raises

Posted: 07/06/2010 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's office says it's made deep cuts in its budget while the Democrat has handed out raises to his staff.

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Quinn Unveils 2011 Fiscal Budget

Posted: 07/01/2010 - Governor Pat Quinn announces plans for next year's $24.9 billion dollar budget and has more than one billion dollars in cuts.

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Quinn Signs New Illinois Budget, Outlines Cuts

Updated: 07/01/2010 - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a new Illinois budget that will cut spending in many areas and allow the state's pile of unpaid bills to climb even higher.

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Blago Judge: High Court Ruling May Not Offer Hope

Posted: 06/24/2010 - The federal judge presiding over Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial has told his lawyers that a Supreme Court ruling on the controversial honest services law "may not offer a lot of hope" for the former governor.

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Blagojevich Witness Tells of Money Trail

Posted: 06/16/2010 - A government witness at former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial says no one told him he was being used as a front man when he got a $600,000 loan from a lobbyist.

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Blagojevich Lawyers: Restart Jury Selection

Posted: 05/26/2010 - (AP) -- Attorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich say the judge who'll preside over his corruption trial made a mistake in dismissing scores of potential jurors for hardship reasons without consulting either side.

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Primaries Show Voters Want Change

Posted: 05/19/2010 - Primaries in three states showed Americans' frustration with Washington. Voters in last night's elections sent a strong message to lawmakers up for re-election, shape up, or ship out.

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Palin Visits Illinois for GOP Fundraiser

Posted: 05/12/2010 - ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Sarah Palin is making another visit to Illinois -- this time to attend a Republican fundraiser in suburban Chicago.

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Last-Ditch Bid to Delay Blago Trial

Posted: 05/07/2010 - Ex-Governor Blagojevich's lawyers have gone to a federal appeals court in a last-ditch effort to delay his corruption trial.

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House to Tackle Proposed Cigarette Tax Hike

Updated: 05/04/2010 - Governor Quinn is considering supporting a one dollar hike on cigarette taxes. He says the money could help prevent deep cuts in education spending.

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