For weeks, Beth Purvis’ role in the administration had been somewhat of a mystery. Not until after several inquiries from The Associated Press did the Rauner administration disclose that Purvis — a key member of the governor’s transition team — is now earning $250,000 a year to advise him on education policy.
President Barack Obama wore a tan suit and light-colored tie Saturday evening as he walked with his family to the wedding of Laura Jarrett, the daughter of senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Federal prosecutors have said they expect to rest their case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday, and the defense team has been told to be ready to begin presenting its case on Monday.