Wednesday, Nov 29, 2006
* SJ-R: Sen. Dick Durbin says he got a “totally inappropriate” demand for government help from Stuart Levine about four years ago but that Levine went away mad.
* Tribune: Outgoing Cook County Board President Bobbie Steele on Tuesday resigned the county commissioner seat she was re-elected to earlier this month, a move that will let her double her annual pension. Steele, 69, now hopes to hand off her commissioner seat to her son Robert, a Chicago Park District administrator.
* Democrats won’t help GOP oust party leader
* Daley stands by Sorich - 4 found guilty are ‘fine’ men, mayor says
* Ex-Daley aides cash in as they depart City Hall - As scandals boil, 13 share in $165,000 for accrued vacation time
* Marin: When is a politician a statesman? And when is he a sellout? State Sen. Miguel del Valle (D-Chicago) knew that would be the question when people began to notice who sent the invitations for his Monday fund-raiser in Springfield.
* Editorial: State should quit playing games with legal bill
* Best firm in country for female attorneys is in Chicago, survey finds
* Dist. 204 denied quick-take powers
* Editorial: Let Illinois primary voters choose party in secret
* Experts Concerned as Ballot Problems Persist
* Daily Herald: A Kane County judge Tuesday ruled votes cast between 7 and 8:30 p.m. on Election Day are valid. But the fight to have the votes thrown out is not over.
* Ryan should lose pension, internal review says