Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » Question of the day
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Question of the day

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006

First, read Carol Marin’s column.

…I would rather see the jury in the Sorich corruption case acquit the four defendants on trial than convict them. Or that there be probation rather than prison time. […]

But does this rise to the level of a federal crime worthy of prison time? I don’t think so. I think this is nothing short of a federal expedition to catch far bigger fish by the names of Degnan, Reyes and Daley. And I have no problem with the federal government going after any of them if they have the goods, but the way they have gone about this is unworthy of truly excellent prosecutors. […]

But it’s also wrong for the government, in making this case, to put on witnesses whose testimony is so limited that jurors don’t come close to getting the whole story. […]

But, sad to say, this case just isn’t worthy of the government’s mighty sword.

QUESTION: Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?

UPDATE: I just called Carol and told her that she had helped break a new record - 15 comments by 3:30 has gotta be an alltime low. We talked about why the comments are so sparse and I jokingly wondered whether some might be afraid that the FBI would subpoena IP records of those who agreed with Marin.

Do people just not care about this topic? By design, I didn’t expect to get a whole lot of comments on this today, but I am kinda surprised by the lack of debate.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 9:09 am:

    Carol proves, again, what we already knew about her; she’s got the cahunes and the talent to tell it like it is. Winning is more important to the G than upholding justice.

  2. - Anon sequitur - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 9:19 am:

    Carol is absolutely correct.

    For more information on federal prosecutorial abuses see the front page story in today’s Wall Street Journal about a New York federal court ruling chastising prosecutors for threatening corporations who pay the legal bills of their employees, even when companies are contractually obligated to indemnify their employees.

    I’m all for going after corruption, but it is time to rein in this federal witchhunt and inquisition.

    PS. I have first hand knowledge of how the prosecutors abused this very issue with a friend of mine who eventually got all charges dropped. Thank god he had the money to fight back and prove his innocence. The payback against the corporation that buckled under federal pressure is going to be HUGE!

  3. - Schiznitz - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 9:39 am:

    I couldn’t disagree more. They knew they were keeping sham lists and fake interviews. They also knew about the Shakman decree and did it anyway. This political gaming of the system destroyed lives. It artificially prevented any natural black leadership from emerging.

    Of course, we all know the Daley Brothers are the driving force and for that they should have double the jail time, but the Sorichs of the world should be punished as well.

    They could have said “no” and found a more dignified way to make a living.

  4. - chinman - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 10:24 am:

    They willingly screwed thousands of people. It contributed greatly to the real crimes of the city which we know is bid rigging. If your people are in the right spots they can make fundraising and therefore running a race much easier. I hope they get the maximum and it scares even more rats to sing their way off the good ship blago.

  5. - Bubs - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 11:43 am:

    Sympathy? No one forced these guys to break the law. They must face the consequences.

    Prosecution of top crime bosses usually rests on the testimony of underlings. John Gotti wasn’t convicted until his underboss testified, to reduce his sentence. This is just going up the food chain and forcing these otherwise silent underlings to talk. The top dogs remain the overall target.

  6. - PalosParkBob - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 11:47 am:

    It is highly unlikely that anyone will “rat out” hizzoner. Part of the early understanding in his staff “buffers” job interviews is that they better be willing to “take a bullet” for the boss.

    The deal is that someone may be asked to take responsibility for something done by others, and they will then be “taken care of” for their troubles. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of city workers who resigned as sacrificial lambs for deeds done by those above them. They then get substantial raises to work for politically connected “consultants” and are better off for the experience.

    The only way to get these people to break the “wall of silence” is the threat of serious hard time.

    It may not be fair, but neither is the network of corruption in city and county hall.

  7. - MollyOneShoe - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 11:50 am:

    I wonder who “sponsered” the prosecutors when they got their jobs?

  8. - Cal Skinner - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 12:02 pm:

    Marin also wrote a column extolling the virtues of corrupt former Democratic Party National Finance Chairman Joe Cari two days before he entered the Federal felon club.

  9. - One Man Can Make A Difference Foundation - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 12:48 pm:

    I applaud Carol Marin for keeping it real. I was wondering if anyone was going to have the fortitude to say it.

    The recent prosecutions by the U.S Attorney Northern District of Illinois have seemed more political than upholding justice. They only take on prosecutions of their choice.

    In the City Hall trial, the trial has become about winning and not ensuring that justice is served. In one instance, an Asst. U.S Attorney sent a message to a defense attorney stating that he was out because his wife was in labor and that he was not going to name the baby after the defense attorney {Durkin}. This was stated in open court by the Asst. U.S Attorney giving the opening closing arguments.

    Yesterday, the Asst. U.S Attorney giving the rebuttal again in open court, compared giving training to one of the defendants like sensitivity training for Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen. This comments was way out of line not only in defense of Sorich, but Ozzie Guillen. The federal government has taken a position in a federal corruption trial about their thoughts of a chicago baseball team manager and their impression of his need for training. In addition, they prejudged Sorich not knowing what effect training would have on him.

    Also in rebuttal, the prosecution stated that other higher-up in city hall may also be targets of their ongoing investigation. Question: If this were true why not prosecute one case against City Hall and not waste tax payor dollars with numerous prosecutions stemming from the same alleged violations of crimes. They had the Mayor’s corporation counsel on the stand. If the Mayor of herself were a target, why not get into it at that point.

    It appeared that the rebuttal was in response to questions raised about why the Mayor has not been indicted in this alleged scheme.

    However, the problem is that U.S Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s focus is in Washington. As he is only one man, he has designated someone else in charge of the Chicago office. That someone else is not conducting business as I believe Patrick Fitzgerald would. But since, Patrick is in Washington most of the time, it’s a free for all in Chicago.

    In addition, the U.S Attorney Office, Northern District of Illinois has conflicts of interest.

    See the attached written on September 12, 2005 and the featured letter to the Suntimes editor on September 16, 2005.

    What’s next?????????????????????

  10. - One Man Can Make A Difference Foundation - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 12:58 pm:

    One more relevent point. Remember it was reported that the Mayor was given an opportunity to change his answer to the questions asked of him by the FBI agents.

    Who ever gets an opportunity to change answers to an investigation by the FEDS. You answer at that point is your answer and to allow any changes points to an attempt to protect the Mayor from prosecution because of a conflict of interest.

    Of course, David Hoffman, the Mayor Inspector General and former Assistant U.S Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois knows all the key players, prosecutors prosecuting the City Hall corruption trail.

    The word is out to leave the Mayor alone because if the Mayor is indicted and prosecuted; David Hoffman faces the possibility of loosing his job.

    I’m talking like Carol’s talking, LET’S ALL TALK!!!

  11. - Conservative Republican - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 1:52 pm:


    United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald was “sponsered” (your spelling) by U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald (no relation). Tradition has it that the senior senator of the President’s party for the state containing the relevant district is given deference in appointees to the office of United States District Attorney.

    It was widely reported and generally confirmed (so much so that to claim ignorance of it is to confess insufficient knowledge to maintain a credible viewpoint on the subject) that Peter Fitzgerald sought an appointee with no connections to the Illinois political establishments of any persuasion and selected Patrick, a non-political, career Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York. Senator Fitzgerald’s “sponsering” of Patrick Fitzgerald amounted to the Senator’s recommendation that he fight corruption wherever he found it.

    As to the Assistant U.S. Attorneys who are trying these cases, the position of Assistant U.S. Attorney is a non-political, career position in which qualified applicants are considered and hired at the district level on a non-political basis. Academic accomplishment, particularly in law school, is the strongest indicator of possible acceptance for a position. Any attempt at overt political “clouting” to get a position will usually sink an application, and the few arguably “clouted” Assistant U.S. Attorneys are usually relegated to prosecuting the least demanding and least interesting cases, unless they prove their own merit. The overwhelming response of the U.S. Attorneys and their Assistants to the charge that their prosecutions are politically motivated would be that the charge is insulting, groundless, and defamatory. Freedom from corruption is a status that these federal attorneys take pride in maintaining. If you disagree, tell us who has the “clout list”, ala Sorich, for the hiring of Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

  12. - Garp - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 2:17 pm:

    I bet her column is stuck on refrigerators all over the 11th ward today.

    Congratulations, maybe they will give her a job.

  13. - Beowulf - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 3:03 pm:

    Carol is one of my favorite columnists at the Sun-Times. Today’s column by her shows that she is simply human and has let her compassion cloud her normal clear and fair judgement. I think that what really happened in today’s column by her was that she (like all of us) was simply overwhelmed by the frustration that it takes decades to get to the real “Mr. Big” when it comes to political and government corruption. It seems that the Feds “are hitting the proverbial fly with a sledgehammer”. But, to get the little vermin to squeal on the Big Rat, they have to do it this way. That is the only way the Feds can get the job done. We all know what the alternative is, don’t we? More political and governmental corruption. No thanks! I would ask that we cut this good and decent lady some slack. She is always refreshing in her candor in seeking out the truth. Her crisp and perky style makes her stand out and get our attention rather than our apathy.

    It is always frustrating when the Feds have to start eating the little minnows in their quest to work up to chomping down on the “Big Tuna”. They usually get there but, boy, it seems to take forever. Take George Ryan, for instance. Eight years and he still hasn’t seen the inside of a jail or prison.

    Sorich and these guys are flunkies for the Big Tuna but, they are still accountable for their own actions. Sorich (or anyone else for that matter) should go to jail if they cost the taxpayers a single nickel by their blind and misguided loyalty. Hang Em High.

  14. - Ashur Odishoo - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 3:21 pm:

    Absolutely not. How is it possible for Marin to feel sorry for Sorich. Sorich is a sorry hack who willfully kept patronage lists and knowingly participated in fraudulent interviews.

    What is the cost of this corruption? Would the fire at 69 W. Washington been prevented if there were good building inspectors instead of 19 year old clout kids.

  15. - Ashur Odishoo - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 3:22 pm:

    Absolutely not. How is it possible for Marin to feel sorry for Sorich. Sorich is a sorry hack who willfully kept patronage lists and knowingly participated in fraudulent interviews.

    What is the cost of this corruption? Would the fire at 69 W. Washington been prevented if there were good building inspectors instead of 19 year old clout kids.

    Ashur Odishoo
    State Representative 11th District

  16. - Sheldon - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 3:56 pm:

    I think Carol needs to put down the pipe.

  17. - Steve Rhodes - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 5:06 pm:

    I wrote in my column today that Carol Marin finally got one wrong.

    Carol wrote: “In this case, the orders, whether spoken or unspoken, are in direct violation of a decades-old federal court decree, expressly forbidding political hiring. But does this rise to the level of a federal crime worthy of prison time?”

    She thinks not, but I think she answered her question in the set-up. Perhaps most egregious in this case isn’t just the alleged fraud - which among other things endangers people’s lives by employing teenage building inspectors - and the business-as-usual political practices which are nonetheless illegal if all too familiar, but the flouting of that federal decree Marin mentions, a federal decree overseen by a federal judge. That may not be the exact basis of the charges in this case, but it’s the context in which this prosecution is taking place.

    In addition, this case is but one on an upwardly moving chain that could very well knit together a legally defined “criminal enterprise” (as George Ryan’s secretary of state’s office was declared) known up to now simply as “the mayor’s office.”

    So yeah, I think it’s a worthy investigation.

    But even if the investigation ended here, with “garden variety fraud,” as Michael Shakman has put it, how is that not deserving of prosecution and, if convictions are returned, prison time for those involved, given the massive extent of the allegations? Is the argument that this should have been handled by local prosecutors, such as the mayor’s pal, Dick Devine? If only.

    This case is not as different from the Ryan case as Marin thinks. Both are about the use of government workers for political ends. In the Ryan case, prosecutors joined hiring patronage with the pinstripe patronage of contracting scandals to present a portrait of a state for sale. In the City Hall investigation, we’ve only begun to see the hiring patronage part of mayor’s machine. A bigger picture may yet emerge.

  18. - So-Called "Austin Mayor" - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 5:23 pm:

    I disagree with Ms. Marin.

    Steve Rhodes said it best in today’s Beachwood Reporter: “[C]ynicism, patronage, and corruption form self-perpetuating, self-justifying systems that turn government bodies and offices into personal playpens ill-equipped to use our hard-earned tax dollars to actually solve problems.”

    If our city, state and nation only faced penny-ante problems, I would be less troubled by this penny-ante corruption. But everytime the government rewards somebody-somebody-knows [or somebody-somebody-paid-off], a nobody-nobody-knows pays the price.

    Sometimes that nobody is a Chicago school kid, sometimes it’s an qualified unemployed worker, sometimes it’s a poor senior — but every time it’s wrong.

    Sorry Ms. Marin, they all — and WE ALL — deserve better.

  19. - So-Called - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 5:27 pm:

    oops, here’s the Beachwood Reporter link:

  20. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 5:32 pm:

    Rich — Do you really think the FBI would HAVE to subpoena the IP addresses? They’re probably sniffing your site as a matter of course.

    Who needs judges to approve subpoenas? Or civil rights of any kind? Or actual laws?

    Patrick Fitzgerald is our benevolent Overlord. Decider of Right and Wrong. He and his Archangel, Patrick Collins, will see fit to try and convict anyone they deem — in their infinite wisdom — to have violated their Moral Standards.

    Let it be known, that they have Decreed, this day(well, actually during the course of their present persecution) that all governmental entities will hire on “merit” alone. And that They will be the Ultimate Judges of what constitutes “merit.”

    Thank God that they’ve finally chosen to overturn Shakman v. Democratic Party, 607 F.Supp. 1086 (N.D. Ill.1985):

    The Decree does not inhibit anyone’s voluntary political activities, but rather the judgment simply provides that, for non-exempt jobs, a person’s lawful political activity, or lack of such activity, is to have nothing to do with getting or keeping a job. Neither does the Decree impose a civil service system as defendants contend. See Judgment Order dated April 4, 1983, at 2 (”The Judgment goes no further than to attempt to eliminate political considerations in the hiring of government employees. It does not impose a civil service system nor does it necessitate that a merit system be utilized.”) Second, defendants’ argument that the Decree improperly excludes party leaders from any role in the hiring process is without merit. Although the Decree does prohibit the existing system by which hiring decisions are delegated to ward and township committeemen, the Decree does not prohibit party leaders from disseminating public information concerning job openings, referring people to employment offices of the defendants, or even from recommending persons about whom they have specific job related information. The Decree simply prohibits hiring which gives political recommendations more weight than other relevant recommendations (including recommendations of rival political groups).

    If only Messrs. Fitzgerald and Collins would be kind enough to publish their thoughts and opinions on existing case law in advance, so that we, the citizenry, can know when we are committing Wrong in their Divine Eyes. They would truly be perfect then. Just like the Tribune says they are.

  21. - Garp - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 6:46 pm:


    I would think it might be City employees and residents worried that their names might get to the administration and they would lose their jobs or worse-not get their garbage picked up.

  22. - silas - assassin opus dei monk - Wednesday, Jun 28, 06 @ 10:07 pm:

    word has it that the feds visited chicago’s fleet management today….things to make you go hmmmmm

  23. - HappyToaster - Thursday, Jun 29, 06 @ 10:07 am:

    Cook County corruption is sexy. Prosecutors can make their careers throwing the book at some low level apparatchik. Suburban and downstate pols don’t have to worry about the Feds until they run statewide. Selective prosecution isn’t justice. If you don’t think it happens in your neck of the woods you’re being naive in the extreme. It’s just that going after corruption in say DuPage won’t result in a phat gig at some Loop law firm.

  24. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jun 29, 06 @ 1:21 pm:

    Ms Marin’s commentary is a bit too wishy-washy.

    Obviously, they should be tried. If they acted corruptly, they should be found guilty. Then the question is what punishment is appropriate.

    If the fed needs them for evidence in bigger trials, then they should get reduced sentences for providing evidence.

    Obviously, they’re not going to go on a violent rampage, so is jail really the best form of punishment?

    Why not heavy fines, strict travel restrictions, no car, and loss of all government benefits? Would prohibiting any political activity or government service for a decade grab enough attention to discourage future corruption? How about public service testifying against future corrupt officials by explaining how corruption works to the jury? Why not years of community service speaking to students and civic organizations about corruption and ethics, as well as counseling for the unemployed? Perhaps some reduced penalties if they successfully lobby for stricter corruption laws and help enforce those laws? Is it reasonable for some public shame, such as brief jail time and requiring them to visably wear an embarrassing and educational t-shirt or hat related to their crime whenever they’re in public?

    We really need more creative punishments for these corrupt, but non-violent officials and white collar criminals who could still provide useful community service instead of wasting more of our tax dollars clogging up our jails.

    Hit him hard, just do it more creatively!

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* Question of the day
* Madigan on GOP: "They don't wanna talk about their record because they don't have a record"
* Lottery sells tickets even after all prizes have been claimed
* It's just a bill
* This isn't about "family heritage"
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Because... Madigan!
* Don't believe everything you read
* Pritzker hopes to unload casino stake by December
* A Dock Walls, Jim Tobin gubernatorial ticket?
* Sun-Times makes "urgent appeal" for subscriptions, bashes Tribune
* *** UPDATED x1 *** "The family had a lot of buffers"
* Budget hype and budget facts
* Federal rules protecting net neutrality expire today! Support House Bill 4819
* *** UPDATED x1 - Brady: "It's not my firm" *** Rauner campaign paid Pat Brady's firm for consulting
* *** UPDATED x1 - Rauner responds *** Chuy Garcia endorses Madigan for another term as party chairman
* The going gets weirder with McCann's entry
* Why did Reinking have those guns?
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...









* Illinois residents still have time to design a .....
* Illinois House and Senate Veterans Affairs Comm.....
* Under Funded Pensions A Statewide Problem..
* Bustos Disagrees With Welfare-To-Work - Alton D.....
* Morning Spin: Madigan hasn't made 'final decisi.....
* Editorial: Senate's turn to step up for true ac.....
* Editorial: Senate's turn to step up for true ac.....
* Lawmakers want Quincy Legionnaires' report by F.....

* Car theft solved too late to prevent Waffle House tragedy
* Deadline near to submit Illinois bicentennial coin design
* Lawmakers want Quincy Legionnaires' report by Friday
* Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt
* The Latest: 4 homicide charges in Waffle House shooting
* Correction: Campus Free Speech-Lawsuit story
* Judge asked to reject pipeline protester's evidence request
* Illinois AG files harassment lawsuit against bus company
* APNewsBreak: Illinois' late fees skyrocket over past 3 years
* The Latest: Shooting suspect made claims about Taylor Swift

* Michael Madigan wins re-election as Democratic Party leader
* Champaign-area bus company faces harassment lawsuit
* Illinois' late fees skyrocket over past 3 years
* State paying bills, but not late-payment interest
* Legislators push Rauner for Quincy veterans home improvement plan
* Michael Madigan expected to win re-election as Democratic Party leader
* Statehouse bills would increase drivers' awareness of bike safety
* Proposal would let more voters try to cut property taxes
* Illinois Lottery sells tickets for instant games after top prizes are gone
* Government consolidation efforts gain traction in General Assembly

* Roskam lauds bill to limit IRS asset forfeiture
* AG Madigan sues bus firm for targeting Asians, Jews and more
* Esurance hikes auto rates again in Illinois as customers flee
* Aluminum drops most in 7 years after U.S. signals Russian sanctions relief
* With another $1 billion due, reality sets in at Sears

* Metra Electric Line schedule to change this week
* Lanes on I-55 will close this week for bridge repairs on Tollway
* Driver crashes into 2 buildings in West Elsdon
* Dear Abby: Can I trust man who admits to hiring hookers?
* Just call Northwestern U. ‘Hollywood Midwest’ after ‘A Starry Night’ bragfest
* Police: String of residential burglaries reported in Back of the Yards
* Horoscope for April 24, 2018
* Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada have big nights to back Carson Fulmer in Sox’ 10-4 win
* United Airlines did not give CEO a bonus last year
* Rockets explode for 50-point quarter in 119-110 win over Timberwolves

* As Joliet hires 1st female firefighter, women still fight for equality: 'We're assumed incompetent'
* Stepmom claims biological relationship to stepchildren
* Michigan State kept ties to Aurora coach accused of sexual abuse
* Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk
* Senate to postpone confirmation hearing for Jackson to head Veterans Affairs, White House officials told
* White Sox offense comes to life with 10-4 victory over Mariners
* Bears honor Devin Hester and Matt Forte in retirement ceremony
* Waffle House shooting suspect arrested; father also could face charges, Nashville police say
* U46 board member who made controversial flag comment resigns to pursue social justice activism

» April 20, 2018 - Full Show
» Madigan Elected For 6th Term As Democratic Party Chairman
» Illinois Case Argues Bullet Analysis Is ‘Basically A Guess’
» Mayor Rahm Emanuel Unveils Anti-Sexual Harassment With The Help Of A 'Friend' (Hint: David Schwimmer)
» Student Walkouts; Science And Business At Argonne; Back Pay For State Employees; Illinois Politics
» Illinois Legislators Have History Of Bringing Babies To Work
» How Parents Balance Privacy And Safety For Kids Online
» CPS Plays Matchmaker To Link Teachers With High-Need Schools
» Measure To Expand Online Sales Tax In Illinois Faces Hurdles
» At South Side Cemetery, A Gathering For Confederate Descendants – And Protesters

* Michael Madigan wins re-election as Democratic Party leader
* Champaign-area bus company faces harassment lawsuit
* E.J. Dionne: Where are the conservatives we need?
* Illinois' late fees skyrocket over past 3 years
* State paying bills, but not late-payment interest
* Legislators push Rauner for Quincy veterans home improvement plan
* Michael Madigan expected to win re-election as Democratic Party leader
* George Will: Gorsuch strikes blow against administrative state
* Statehouse bills would increase drivers' awareness of bike safety
* Proposal would let more voters try to cut property taxes

* Area Calendar 4/24/18
* Norman D. Smith
* Peggy Ann Huffine
* Alice Hunsinger
* Loretta Snyder Underwood
* Ann Karayiannis
* Illinois Lottery drawing for Monday, April 23
* Davenport school superintendent Tate will retire in 2019
* After a year of struggle, Dove highlights bright spots of community support
* Semi crash on I-57 sends 2 to hospital, 1 with major injuries

* Spokesman: George HW Bush is eager to get well, go to Maine
* Girls track scoreboard: Monday, April 23 results
* Softball scoreboard: Monday, April 23 results
* Car theft solved too late to prevent Waffle House tragedy
* Boys volleyball: Lake County roundup

* Rep. Randy Hultgren recognizes Loyola men'...
* US Rep. Randy Hultgren visits McHenry's Pi...
* Are Illinois Congressmen safe in wake of D...
* It's official: If you prepaid your propert...
* A quick look at a few congressional races ...
* Underwood hopes winning primary formula ca...
* Group of Nearly 100 Iranians Stuck in Vien...
* Democrats aim to turn Obamacare into asset...
* Bustos pushes to make 'blue wave' happen i...
* House approves Curbelo, Hultgren bill prot...

* Senators Cling to a Fading Custom Trump's ......
* Sen. Durbin warns educators of risks of fo......
* County official: Anti-poverty services wou......
* Booker, Durbin, Krishnamoorthi Introduce H......
* Durbin, Duckworth demand accounting of All......

* Editorial: Up to the task...
* I'm a legislator and a mom. Tammy Duckwort......
* Tammy Duckworth is uniquely privileged, bu......
* Tammy Duckworth makes fertility after 50 l......
* Few mothers could do what Tammy Duckworth ......

* Record Store Day 2018: here's what Chicago area shops are doing to celebrate
* Let the pictures do the talking: Hank Willis Thomas deconstructs the ad game at the Block Museum
* What doesn’t Governor Ducey understand?
* Red state teacher revolt moves to AZ.
* "Brass Heart" Restaurant Coming To Broadway & Clifton
* The Christian indie-rock star who broke up with God
* Blank pages = blank minds, but will that sway anybody to subscribe?
* Here's how to make BellyQ chef Bill Kim’s excellent Korean pesto
* The Weekend In Chicago Rock
* The Week In Chicago Rock

* IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters
* Governor Rauner activates State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield
* February Flooding Information
* IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather
* Governor issues state disaster proclamation for flooding in Iroquois, Kankakee, Vermilion Counties

* Galaxy Note 8 update hub: T-Mobile halts Oreo update
* Huawei announces P20 Pro and P20 Lite in India
* Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) reportedly receives Oreo update, at least in Russia
* Tableau launches Tableau Prep to take pain out of data preparation, Creator, Explorer and Viewer versions
* Google Search now helps you hunt for jobs in India
* Everything you need to know about the Clash Royale League
* Samsung Pay coming to South Africa around June, company confirms

* After early work, elusive feat escapes Moncada
* Beck up from Triple-A as Gonzalez hits DL
* White Sox relish in runs revival to bust slump
* That was fun: White Sox defeat Mariners, 10-4
* White Sox Minor League Update: April 23, 2018
* Avi suffers hamstring strain; leaves game in 2nd
* White Sox relish in runs revival to bust slump

Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0

Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller