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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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