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Suburban Man Found Guilty Of Sending Threatening Notes To Pols

Ron Haddad, 38 — a self-styled activist who lived with his parents in River Forest — also wrote chilling anonymous letters in which he threatened to butcher the families of oil company executives, a federal jury found.


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Online Petition Calls For Ban On Politicians In Chicago Gay Pride Parade

There’s a movement to bar Illinois politicians from the Pride Parade later this month.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Politicians Commemorate Casimir Pulaski

Illinois’ top political leaders flocked to the Northwest Side to join in the commemoration of Casimir Pulaski. They praised his heroism in the past, and called for political action in the present.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn meets with reporters. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Quinn: No More Free Rides For College Granted By Lawmakers

Gov. Pat Quinn says enough is enough with a program where politicians are allowed to provide full rides for favored students at Illinois schools.

WBBM Newsradio–08/26/2011

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was infamous for plastering his name on state tollway signs. (CBS)

New Law Bars Politicians From Putting Their Names On State Signs

The new law prohibiting elected officials’ names on state signs was inspired by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who had a tendency to plaster his moniker on tollway signs.