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Senator under investigation for possible bribery resigns

Senator under investigation for possible bribery resigns

Associated Press

November 27, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state senator under federal investigation for fraud has resigned his office. In a letter sent Wednesday to the secretary of the senate, Chicago Democrat Martin A. Sandoval said his resignation is effective Jan. 1. FBI agents raided Sandoval’s Springfield...

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

Don Babwin, Associated Press

November 20, 2019

A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running for reelection. In her news release saying she’s seeking the position again, Cook County State’s...

DePaul trustee retires from Exelon amid federal probe

DePaul trustee retires from Exelon amid federal probe

Bianca Cseke and Shane René

October 17, 2019

A member of DePaul’s Board of Trustees who abruptly resigned from her position as CEO of Exelon Utilities on Tuesday amidst a federal investigation into the company’s lobbying practices is still a member of the board, according to a university spokesperson. Anne Pramaggiore, who was elected to the Boa...

Longtime Illinois politician Thomas Hynes dies at age 80

Longtime Illinois politician Thomas Hynes dies at age 80

Associated Press

May 5, 2019

Former Illinois state Senate president and Democratic National Committee member Thomas Hynes, who was a powerhouse in Chicago politics for four decades, has died. He was 80. Cheever Griffin, Hynes' son-in-law, confirmed that Hynes died Saturday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from complications...

Proposed graduated tax in Illinois inches forward

Proposed graduated tax in Illinois inches forward

John O'Connor, Associated Press

May 4, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate has begun the process for ending the state's 50-year-old flat-rate income tax structure. But Senate approval of a constitutional amendment and proposed rates for a graduated income tax does not guarantee a change. House Democrats are trying to gather...

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