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The Illinois legislature has a problem. It has little guidance as to the standard or procedures for impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and must be mindful of not ruining the criminal prosecution commenced by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Blagojevich will use the legislature's dilemma to...

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Thanks to Illinois Review and Backyard Conservative for cross-posting this piece.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Reuters is reporting that "Illinois will go ahead with a much-needed $1.4 billion borrowing on Tuesday after a deal was reached with state constitutional officers on legal language issues related to fraud and bribery charges...

Thanks to Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan has announced that in six days the Illinois legislature will convene a committee to begin considering whether the Illinois legislature should commence impeachment proceedings against Governor Rod Blagojevich. This measured announcement...

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is running circles around Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, at least so far.Reports that Gov. Blagojevich is open to signing legislation for a special election for Barack Obama's open Senate seat puts the AG in an impossible position. If the AG...

Thanks to Illinois Review and Backyard Conservative for cross-posting this piece.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Brief and supporting motion papers filed by the Illinois Attorney General with the Illinois Supreme Court in support of the request to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich, now are available online. I have no idea...

Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced today, through a spokesman, that he will not be resigning on Monday, December 15, 2008, as some have speculated. The 15th is the day the Illinois legislature is supposed to consider articles of impeachment supported by Illinois Speaker of...

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed papers with the Illinois Supreme Court seeking to have Governor Rod Blagojevich declared "unable" to serve, and stripping him of his executive powers pending impeachment proceedings. In filing these papers, however, the Attorney General has boxed herself and...

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