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Sen. Burris Has Bumpy Ride From Washington

Posted: 05/22/2009 - A spokesman says a plane carrying U.S. Sen. Roland Burris made an unscheduled landing in Pittsburgh after pilots reported mechanical problems.

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Atty: Blagojevich's Wife Mulling Reality TV Spot

Posted: 05/18/2009 - An attorney says ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife is considering being on reality TV after her indicted husband was barred from traveling to Costa Rica to be on a show.

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Durbin Lobby For High-Speed Rail Corridor

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Claire McCaskill of Missouri are lobbying for a high-speed rail corridor between St. Louis and Chicago.

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Durbin Hands Gavel to Specter

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Majority Whip Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) agreed to hand over his subcommittee chairmanship on crime to Republican turned Democrat Arlen Spector (D-PA).

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Ethics Commission Targets Ill. Legislature

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Posted: 04/28/2009 - A reform commission appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn says cleaning up Illinois government requires major changes in the operations of the General Assembly.

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Biden Tours Chicago Factory

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden is in Chicago at a window factory that was the site of a labor dispute last year.

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Palin Supporters Set Up Legal Defense Fund

Posted: 04/24/2009 - Supporters of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have set up a fund to help her pay off more than $500,000 in legal fees incurred while defending herself against ethics complaints.

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Burris Says Fundraiser Will Help Pay Debts

Posted: 04/20/2009 - Aides at U.S. Senator Roland Burris' first fundraiser since being appointed by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich wore new blue buttons that said "Run Roland Run."

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Arraignment For Ill. Gov.'s Ex Chief-of-Staff

Posted: 04/16/2009 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former chief of staff, campaign finance chairman and a millionaire lobbyist are scheduled to be arraigned on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against the ousted governor.

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Burris Says Legal Tab Now $500,000

Posted: 04/09/2009 - U.S. Sen. Roland Burris says he's rung up $500,000 in legal expenses tied to investigations surrounding his appointment by indicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Quinn OKs Pension Reform

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Quinn signed a law Friday that lawmakers approved just a day earlier. The measure dumps the boards of four pension systems and adopts tougher ethics rules.

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Ill. Governor OKs 'Mini' Construction Program

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a construction program aimed at putting people back to work while lawmakers hash out a much larger public works program.

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Blagojevich Proclaims Innocence

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is proclaiming his innocence and vowing to fight his indictment.

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Burris Brushes Off Blagojevich Indictment News

Posted: 04/02/2009 - A spokesman for Roland Burris says the embattled senator is focused on his work in the Senate, not the indictment filed against the man who appointed him.

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