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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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Records Show Tribune Co. Lobbying Of Blago

Posted: 03/31/2009 - New state records reveal heavy lobbying last year by Tribune Co. representatives looking to get then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich to agree to having the state buy Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.

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Canada agrees with US on rejecting auto plans

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Canada's federal government and Ontario's provincial government say they agree with President Barack Obama that neither General Motors nor Chrysler has proposed sweeping enough changes to justify further bailouts.

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AP Source: Ex-Miss. Gov To Get Nod For Navy Post

Posted: 03/27/2009 - A person familiar with discussions on the matter says President Barack Obama will nominate former Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus to be the secretary of the Navy.

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