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Burris: No Blago regrets, blasts media

CHICAGO, June 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., says he has no regrets about his controversial appointment to the U.S. Senate and says the media should perform a self-examination.
Madigan asked to respond to Burris case

Madigan asked to respond to Burris case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 28 (UPI) -- Politicians say they want to know why Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has yet to take action against U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill.
Burris denies Blagojevich 'pay-for-play'

Burris denies Blagojevich 'pay-for-play'

CHICAGO, May 27 (UPI) -- A combative U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., said Wednesday he has never participated in any political pay-for-play schemes involving his Senate seat.
Judge: Senate panel should get Burris tape

Judge: Senate panel should get Burris tape

CHICAGO, May 26 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate panel should have a taped conversation between Sen. Roland Burris and the brother of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a judge said Tuesday.

Ill. Democrats have emergency landing

PITTSBURGH, May 22 (UPI) -- A United Airlines from Washington to Chicago with U.S. Sen. Roland Burris and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky aboard made an emergency landing Friday, Schakowsky said.

Another Kennedy mulls congressional bid

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) -- Chris Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy is considering a run for the U.S. Senate and could announce his candidacy next week, family friends say.

Burris gaffe: Durbin 'senior citizen'

CHICAGO, April 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Roland Burris introduced fellow Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin as the "senior citizen" from Illinois during Vice President Joe Biden's Chicago visit.

Obama gets F from Chicago activists

CHICAGO, April 26 (UPI) -- Activists in the poor Chicago neighborhood where U.S. President Barack Obama got his start as a community organizer say he hasn't done enough for them so far.
Sen. Burris's legal bills piling up

Sen. Burris's legal bills piling up

BELLEVILLE, Ill., April 10 (UPI) -- Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., says he has accumulated $500,000 in legal bills stemming from his appointment to the U.S. Senate by ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Burris aide attacks Democratic leaders

Burris aide attacks Democratic leaders

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- An aide to U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., claims Democratic leaders are using the indictment of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to impugn Burris's character.

Democrats eye Burris's seat

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Several Illinois Democrats are sending feelers on runs for the U.S. Senate seat held by Roland Burris, regardless of whether he runs for a full term in 2010.
Prosecutor seeks Burris tapes

Prosecutor seeks Burris tapes

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 6 (UPI) -- An Illinois prosecutor probing U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., has asked federal prosecutors for any recordings they made of him, a newspaper reported Friday.
Race becoming issue in Burris matter

Race becoming issue in Burris matter

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, trying to hang on to his Senate seat, is being subjected to an effort to "sully his good name" and race is involved, his office says.
Durbin: Senate considered Burris' race

Durbin: Senate considered Burris' race

CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says race was a factor when the Senate moved to seat embattled Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., the body's only African-American.
Burris's son hired by Blago administration

Burris's son hired by Blago administration

CHICAGO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The son of embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., scored a $75,000-a-year job under former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich five months ago, sources said.
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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks on the current status of Illinois U.S. Senate appointee Roland Burris following a meeting with Burris in Washington on January 7, 2009. Burris was appointed by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich but Senate leaders refused to seat him. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Roland Wallace Burris (born August 3, 1937) is a former United States Senator from the state of Illinois and a member of the Democratic Party.

In 1978, Burris was the first African-American elected to statewide office in Illinois, when he was elected Illinois Comptroller. He served in that office until his election as Illinois Attorney General in 1990. Since then, he has run for office four more times unsuccessfully.

Burris was appointed by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to replace President-Elect Barack Obama as the junior senator from Illinois. The appointment was controversial, as the governor was already under investigation and there were rumors of his being paid for the appointment. Prior to Burris's appointment, Obama was the U.S. Senate's only African American; he resigned his Senate seat after being elected President of the United States. Burris was the subject of an ethics probe.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Roland Burris."
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