Well, Senator Burris (D-IL) is from Illinois.
Annnnd that would be perjury: Blago hit up Burris for cash EXCLUSIVE | In his third sworn version of events, senator confirms pitch for donations Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s brother solicited U.S. Sen. Roland Burris for up to $10,000 in campaign cash before Blagojevich named Burris to the coveted post — something Burris initially failed to disclose under oath before an Illinois House impeachment panel, | Read More »
Patrick Fitzgerald is doing great where he is.
Most of the thoughts in this Politico article – “Big risks for Obama in Blago scandal” – are already familiar to our readers, so I won’t review the article’s content beyond the basics: the danger for the new administration is not that they end up being directly implicated in dirty Illinois politics, but that they get associated with it. We’re already seeing a certain amount | Read More »
Tony Rezko’s talking.
This is going to be one whale of an investigation, if true: Obama fundraiser, convicted of fraud, spills beans Oct 11 03:26 AM US/Eastern By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) – Jailed political fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the Chicago real estate developer who helped launch Barack Obama on his political career, is whispering secrets to federal prosecutors about corruption in Illinois and the | Read More »
Meanwhile, the FBI is having chats with Obama/Rezko cronies.
It makes you wonder whether Rezko really is talking? FBI investigates Obama’s friend The FBI is investigating a former Illinois state senator who is a poker-playing buddy of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. According to Chicago authorities, the FBI visited the offices in Joliet, Ill., of a Will County auditor to ask questions about Larry Walsh, a longtime friend of Mr. Obama’s, and his | Read More »
Putting up the Fitzmas decorations.
While we’re waiting to see whether there’s going to be a world economy come Monday, some good news, here: the Feds decided to rattle Illinois Governor Blagojevich’s (D) cage. With a jackhammer. Sources tell CBS 2 News Chicago that Federal agents claim to have enough evidence to indict Blagojevich on fraud and conspiracy charges. However, the report says the investigators aren’t the ones who make | Read More »