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Quinn sets special dates for Jackson seat

Quinn sets special dates for Jackson seat

CHICAGO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn set the dates to fill former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat: Feb. 26 for the primary and March 19 for the general election.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns seat

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns seat

CHICAGO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., resigned Wednesday, just two weeks after being elected to an eighth full term in Congress.

Pink slime makers to file defamation suit

DAKOTA DUNES, S.D., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The South Dakota company responsible for making so-called "pink slime" said it will file a defamation lawsuit against an unnamed defendant for loss of sales.

Cartel violence increasing in Houston

HOUSTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Killings and other acts of violence associated with drug cartels are on the rise in Houston, officials say.

Blago co-defendant seeks separate trial

CHICAGO, April 3 (UPI) -- A Springfield, Ill., businessman accused alongside former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is pushing to have his case tried separately, the businessman's lawyer said.

Judge asked to halt Kilpatrick hearing

DETROIT, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A judge said he will use the weekend to decide whether Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm can hold a hearing over embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Detroit judge to be on mayor's case

Detroit judge to be on mayor's case

DETROIT, April 24 (UPI) -- A local judge will hear the criminal case against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former chief of staff, the Wayne County, Mich., chief judge has ruled.

Venue change possible for Detroit mayor

DETROIT, March 26 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's lawyer is considering requesting a change in venue for his client's corruption trial.
Detroit mayor says he won't resign

Detroit mayor says he won't resign

DETROIT, March 24 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said Monday he won't resign despite facing a dozen criminal charges for alleged misconduct in a police whistle-blower's trial.

Jury convicts former Illinois Gov. Ryan

CHICAGO, April 17 (UPI) -- A federal court jury in Chicago Monday convicted former Illinois Gov. George Ryan on corruption and racketeering charges.Ryan was convicted on counts. It was the 10th day of deliberation for the panel.

Ryan aide breaks down at corruption trial

CHICAGO, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- One-time Illinois power player Scott Fawell broke down on the witness stand in testimony during the corruption trial of his former boss, ex-Gov. George Ryan.

U.S. seeks just 8 percent tobacco penalty

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department has abruptly changed the financial damages it is seeking from tobacco companies from $130 billion to $10 billion.

Grasso's lawyers get win in N.Y. court

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- The judge in an excessive-pay case against the former head of the New York Stock Exchange said interview notes aren't confidential.

NYSE releases report on Richard Grasso

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The New York Stock Exchange Wednesday released its report on the controversial compensation awarded to its former chairman, Richard Grasso.

Trial of former Illinois governor delayed

CHICAGO, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A Chicago federal judge has granted an appeal to delay the racketeering and corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan for six months.
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