Roland Burris

Court Generic

Businessman Goes On Trial For Illegally Lobbying On Behalf Of Mugabe

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.

10/01/2014

Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Defense Attorneys Want To Air Reputed Kickback Claims About Ex-Sen. Burris

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.

09/26/2014

Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Burris Isn’t Running For Mayor

Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris isn’t running for Chicago mayor.

12/17/2010

Mark Kirk

Kirk To Be Sworn In As Senator Monday

Republican Mark Kirk is about to become Illinois’ newest U.S. senator.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2010

Mayoral Candidates

Poll Shows Emanuel Leading Mayor’s Race

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.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2010

Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Roland Burris Coy On Campaign 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.

11/23/2010

Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Roland Burris Delivers Senate Farewell Speech

Sen. Roland Burris’ appointment by a disgraced governor made him an oddity and something of an outcast in Washington.

11/18/2010

Black Candidates For Chicago Mayor

African-American Leaders Evaluate Black Mayoral Contenders

One by one, 10 hopefuls explained why they should get the endorsement of the Chicago Coalition for Mayor.

10/16/2010