Prosecutors painted the 72-year-old C. Greg Turner as a greedy opportunist who sought to cash in on President Barack Obama’s election by secretly and illegally lobbying Chicago politicians to lift U.S. sanctions against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business.
Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris isn’t running for Chicago mayor.
Republican Mark Kirk is about to become Illinois’ newest U.S. senator.
The newest, independently-commissioned poll of Chicago Mayoral Candidates, tonight shows Rahm Emanuel far ahead of the other candidates in a crowded race for mayor.
Outgoing U.S. Sen. Roland Burris’s supporters entered his name into the race for mayor of Chicago yesterday, but Burris tells Newsradio 780 this afternoon he’s still deciding whether to run.
Sen. Roland Burris’ appointment by a disgraced governor made him an oddity and something of an outcast in Washington.
One by one, 10 hopefuls explained why they should get the endorsement of the Chicago Coalition for Mayor.