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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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By Phil Rogers

Judge Orders Farnham To Stay Inside Home, Off Patio

Former State Representative Keith Farnham, who faces federal child pornography charges, was told by a federal magistrate today he must stay off his own patio. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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By Staff Report

Former State Rep. Confined to Home in Child Porn Case

A former Illinois state representative charged with possession of child pornography was released on $4,500 bond Wednesday but ordered confined to his home pending a trial. Read »

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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After spending much of the past year and a half out of the public eye Triple J is making a comeback!

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

Rascally alchemist transmutes disgrace into fame. Celeb Apprentice buffoon, jail time looms.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Accidental gov no longer.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

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Phil Rogers Emmy Award-winning reporter with trenchant insight into Chicago's political machinations.
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