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Remembering Judy Baar Topinka: "Judy Had No Rival"The people who knew the late Judy Baar Topinka best were gathering Wednesday to share stories and celebrate her life, a week after the longtime Illinois politician died of complications from a stroke.
Former Judges, Ex-Prosecutors Urge Alvarez To Drop Perjury CaseThe letter to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the prosecution of Willie Johnson could discourage other people from recanting prior testimony.
Someone You Should Know: Blind Chaplain Jim Thompson
Attorney: George Ryan Broke No Rules In Weekend Trip To RestaurantGeorge Ryan's lawyer said Tuesday that the former governor did nothing wrong when he went out to dinner with family and a few friends on Sunday, despite being on home confinement through early July.
Former Gov. Ryan Seeks Appeal To U.S. Supreme CourtWhile one ex-governor heads off to federal prison, another is still there, pinning his hopes for an early release on a long-shot before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lura Lynn Ryan Laid To Rest At Private CeremonyLura Lynn Ryan, the wife of imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan was buried on Tuesday at a private service and Ryan's lawyer said the former governor was not there.
Retired Pols Drawing Six-Figure Pensions Some of the most notable -- and even some of the most obscure -- retired state officials are drawing massive pensions as the Illinois budget is bleeding red ink, a Better Government Association report reveals. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Dorfman: 20 Years Of New Ballpark And New Era For White SoxTwenty years ago today President George W. Bush was basking in high approval ratings following the first Gulf War, Cheers was the popular TV show in the land, and a new era started for the Chicago White Sox.
Judge Rules Ryan Will Stay In PrisonA judge has ruled that former Gov. George Ryan will stay in prison, denying a request by his attorneys that he be allowed to go home to be with his ailing wife.
A Look Back At Closest Illinois Governor ElectionWhoever wins the governor's race, it probably won't go down as the closest in Illinois history.