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Apr 23, 2014

Quinn Clout Hiring Faces Court Scrutiny

BGA investigation on clout hiring on Gov. Pat Quinn’s watch prompts motion for a court-appointed watchdog – similar to what exists in Chicago and Cook...
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Apr 17, 2014

The Stone Park Trifecta

A former mayor and two former police chiefs in Stone Park are drawing pensions from the village's obscure little fund. What else do they have in...
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Apr 17, 2014

Prisons, Profits And Politics

Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration awarded a lucrative contract to a prison healthcare company with a questionable track record. Turns out that company...