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Tinley Park Repeals ‘Longevity’ Bonus For Elected Officials

Via Daily Southtown: “Tinley Park trustees have repealed an unusual annual bonus that rewarded elected officials for staying in office and cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, ending a controversial perk exposed by the Tribune. In 2004, Tinley trustees…

East Aurora Paying For School Board Member’s Home Internet

Via Aurora Beacon-News: “East Aurora School District 131 has been paying for one board member’s home Internet service for the past four years. The district has spent more than $2,800 for Richard Leonard’s home Internet service since he joined the…

Rauner unveils ethics reform proposals

Via Chicago Sun-Times While blasting Gov. Pat Quinn’s record on ethics reform as “just wrapping paper to cover up corruption,” Bruce Rauner unveiled his ethics reform plan at a press conference Wednesday in Chicago. If elected governor, the Republican candidate…

Prosecutors say Blagojevich lawyers misread ruling

From the Pantagraph CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors responding to a new argument in Rod Blagojevich’s appeal say the former governor’s lawyers have misrepresented a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in another case. Blagojevich’s lawyers say an April ruling by the high…

Rep. Derrick Smith’s bribery trial begins today

By Jason Meisner Tribune reporter 10:31 a.m. CDT, May 28, 2014 As the final days of the state Legislature’s spring session wind down, lame duck state Rep. Derrick Smith finds himself in a federal courtroom in Chicago today as his scheduled trial gets…

Quinn should be livid about Illinois incidents /Editorial

The boast rotates at the top of his campaign website: Gov. Pat Quinn “restored integrity to Illinois government.” Aides say that after taking office in 2009 he vanquished a climate of corruption, the legacy of his criminal predecessors. Did he?…

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