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    1. March 11, 2013

      SEC charges Illinois with securities fraud

      US federal regulators have charged Illinois with securities fraud for misleading municipal bond investors on the health of...

    2. May 23, 2012

      High-profile Chicago prosecutor steps down

      Patrick Fitzgerald, the US attorney for northern Illinois viewed by many as a modern-day Elliot Ness for his prosecution of...

    1. December 7, 2011

      Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years

      Rod Blagojevich, the disgraced former governor of Illinois who once tried to sell Barack Obama’s vacant US Senate seat,...

    2. December 1, 2011

      When cutting it just doesn’t cut it

      Making sense of the tangled world of US politics is never easy. But about 30 years ago, the comedian Mort Sahl identified a...

    3. November 3, 2011

      State comptroller untangles Illinois’ debt woes

      An old Illinois bumper sticker, one that can still be spotted on the occasional vehicle, reads: “Don’t blame me – I voted...

    4. June 27, 2011

      Blagojevich convicted on 17 counts

      Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor accused of trying to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat, has been...

    5. February 18, 2011

      Outside Edge: Latin lessons for Rahm’s republic

      When Chicagoans find out that before arriving in the city, I was the FT’s man in Lima, they invariably say: “Quite a change,...

    6. August 17, 2010

      Former Illinois governor guilty on single count

      Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor accused of trying to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat , was on Tuesday...

    7. February 3, 2010

      Illinois primary sets race for Obama seat

      The race to win President Barack Obama’s former US Senate seat began in earnest on Wednesday, after Illinois’s treasurer and...

    8. January 30, 2010

      Republicans eye raids on high-profile seats

      As a candidate, Barack Obama was fond of saying that there were no "red states" or "blue states" - only the United States....

    9. January 29, 2010

      Republicans eye high-profile US Senate races

      Congratulatory signs in the streets after Barack Obama wins 2008’s US elections. The president’s former Senate seat in...

    10. The World

      September 16, 2009

      People whose names fit their jobs

      I was delighted to discover at the recent World Economic Forum meeting in Dalian that the US Treasury representative in...

    11. July 10, 2009

      Outside Edge: You only live once, except in America

      Lost in the wash of all the obituaries this week of Robert McNamara as architect of the Vietnam War was the fact that he...

    12. April 3, 2009

      Blagojevich indicted on corruption charges

      Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois impeached in January after being accused of trying to sell President-elect...

    13. January 30, 2009

      Illinois Senate impeaches Blagojevich and removes him from office

      Rod Blagojevich, the governor of Illinois accused of trying to sell President Barack Obama's vacant US Senate seat, was...

    14. January 30, 2009

      Illinois Senate impeaches governor

      Rod Blagojevich, the governor of Illinois accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's vacant US Senate seat, was impeached...

    15. January 29, 2009

      Illinois Senate ousts Blagojevich

      The Illinois state Senate unanimously voted on Thursday to remove Rod Blagojevich from office, amid accusations that the...

    16. January 27, 2009

      Blagojevich trial begins in Illinois

      Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois governor accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's vacant US Senate seat, could be thrown out...

    17. January 21, 2009

      Eyewitness: Tale of two cities

      Chicago There was a tear in the eye of Charles Davies, a powerfully built African-American from Chicago's southside, as he...

    18. January 21, 2009

      Eyewitness - Tale of two cities

      Chicago There was a tear in the eye of Charles Davies, a powerfully built African-American man from Chicago's southside, as...

    19. January 20, 2009

      Chicago back in positive political spotlight

      There was a tear in the eye of Charles Davies, a powerfully built African-American man from Chicago’s southside, as he...

    20. January 10, 2009

      Will pay for work

      It was gasps all round when it was alleged that a Illinois senate seat was effectively up for sale. But as the US jobless...

    21. January 10, 2009

      Illinois impeaches Blagojevich

      The Illinois House of Representatives yesterday impeached Rod Blagojevich, the state governor accused of abuse of power...

    22. January 9, 2009

      The limits of Senate power

      The mighty new Democratic Senate arrived in Washington last week with its largest majority since the 1970s. The first act of...

    23. January 9, 2009

      How to get a job in the downturn

      It was gasps all round when it was alleged that a Illinois senate seat was effectively up for sale. But as the US jobless...

    24. January 9, 2009

      Illinois House votes for Blagojevich impeachment

      Illinois’ House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Friday to impeach Rod Blagojevich, the state’s governor accused...

    25. January 8, 2009

      Burris set for Senate as Obama moves to reconcile Democrats

      A face-off in the US Senate came closer to conclusion yesterday as Democrats swallowed their earlier objections to an...

    26. January 7, 2009

      Burris set for Senate as support grows

      A face-off in the US Senate came closer to conclusion on Wednesday as Democrats swallowed their earlier objections to an...

    27. January 7, 2009

      Congress sworn in amid chaos and confrontation

      The US Congress began what Democrats hope will be a momentous session in contentious and chaotic fashion yesterday, with...

    28. January 6, 2009

      Congress sworn in amid chaos

      The US Congress began what Democrats hope will be a momentous session in contentious and chaotic fashion on Tuesday, with...

    29. January 5, 2009

      Conflict on seats signals difficult week for Senate

      Senate leaders face a chaotic first week back in Washington as they try to untangle protracted disputes over vacant seats...

    30. January 5, 2009

      Seats saga signals difficult week for Senate

      Senate leaders face a chaotic first week back in Washington as they try to untangle protracted disputes over vacant seats...

    31. January 5, 2009

      Conflict over vacancies signals tricky week ahead for Senate

      Senate leaders face a chaotic first week back in Washington as they try to untangle protracted disputes over vacant seats...

    32. January 4, 2009

      Seats conflict signals difficult Senate week

      Senate leaders face a chaotic first week back in Washington as they try to untangle protracted disputes over vacant seats in...

    33. December 31, 2008

      Blagojevich names Obama's successor

      Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois governor accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, named a replacement for...

    34. December 31, 2008

      Blagojevich names Obama successor

      Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois governor accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, named a replacement for...

    35. December 31, 2008

      Blagojevich names Obama's successor

      Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois governor accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, named a replacement for...

    36. December 30, 2008

      Senate leadership statement

      SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP STATEMENT ON GOV. BLAGOJEVICH’S APPOINTMENT OF ROLAND BURRIS TO THE VACANT U.S.SENATE SEAT...

    37. December 30, 2008

      Blagojevich names Burris for Obama seat

      Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois governor accused of trying to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat, named a replacement for...

    38. December 24, 2008

      Obama cleared of Illinois Senate seat accusation

      President-elect Barack Obama's aides had no inappropriate contact with Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois governor accused of...

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