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GOP urges Obama real estate investigation

GOP urges Obama real estate investigation

CHICAGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The McCain campaign Thursday tried to dredge up a real estate deal that enabled Democrat Barack Obama to buy his Chicago mansion.

Leaders of smaller banks fume over bailout

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Executives of smaller banks reacted angrily to a twist in the financial bailout package, seeing U.S. government equity purchases as punishment rather than help.

Australian diver knew crocodile risk

DARWIN, Australia, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Rangers say that a commercial diver killed by a crocodile off Australia's northern coast was aware of the risk he was taking.

U.N.: Assad threatened Hariri physically

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 25 (UPI) -- A U.N. inquiry has found that Syria's president threatened former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri with bodily harm shortly before his assassination.

U.N. faults Syria, Lebanon security

UNITED NATIONS, March 24 (UPI) -- The U.N. mission looking into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri blames Syria and Lebanon for a lack of security.

U.N. Lebanon inquiry team wraps up

UNITED NATIONS, March 16 (UPI) -- The United Nations Mission of Inquiry has completed its investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Irish team arrives to probe Hariri killing

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The head of a U.N.-appointed commission probing the slaying of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri vowed to work with impartiality and professionalism. Deputy Commissioner Peter FitzGerald said in a statement Friday that his three-member team cons

U.N. team to investigate Hariri death

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The United Nations is sending a team to report on the circumstances, causes and consequences of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's assassination.

The Web: Hello to the second 'dot-com' era

CHICAGO, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A series by UPI covering the technological, cultural and social impact of the World Wide Web. This week: As the Web continues to mature as a medium, cities are desperately vying for dot-com businesses, offering economic incentives, building out fiber-opti
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology News

Fitzgerald warns of United pension default

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald wants the federal agency that insures pension funds to take its time before approving any default by United Airlines.

Obama sits on historic 45-point lead

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Rising Democratic star Barack Obama is poised to trounce latecomer Alan Keyes for Illinois' open U.S. Senate seat by an unprecedented 3-1 ratio.

Keyes vows more provocative campaigning

CHICAGO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Illinois' Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Alan Keyes, has served notice to GOP donors that he intends to remain provocative.

Sen. Fitzgerald praises omnibus fund study

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald, R-Ill., Wednesday praised a study that shows some major mutual funds can't regulate market timing in group shareholder accounts.

Ryan withdraws from Ill. Senate race

CHICAGO, July 29 (UPI) -- Republican Jack Ryan has filed a withdrawal of candidacy form with the Illinois State Board of Elections officially ending his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Obama leads in Illinois Senate race poll

CHICAGO, May 11 (UPI) -- State Sen. Barack Obama, who won an overwhelming victory in Illinois' March Democratic primary, has a big lead in the race for U.S. Senate, a poll said.
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Peter Gosselin Fitzgerald (born October 20, 1960) was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 1999 to 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party (GOP). He is considered a maverick who is against corruption and pork barrel spending. He previously served in the Illinois State Senate from 1992 to 1998, where he was a member of the 'Fab Five' group of conservatives who often challenged the leadership of the Illinois GOP. The group also included Steve Rauschenberger, Dave Syverson, Patrick O'Malley, and Chris Lauzen.

Born in Illinois, Fitzgerald graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School, a Catholic boarding school on the shores of Rhode Island, in 1978 and from Dartmouth College in 1982. He completed his post-graduate studies as a Rotary Scholar at Aristotelian University in Greece, and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1986.

Fitzgerald's family has been continuously involved in commercial banking since the mid-1940s. His father, Gerald, built Suburban Bancorp, a chain of suburban banks, by aggressively founding and buying banks around the Chicago suburbs, which he sold in 1994 to a subsidiary of the Bank of Montreal for $246 million.

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