Takes One to Know One
You may be familiar with the ongoing investigation into hiring practices in Illinois. Members of the Blagojevich administration are accused of improperly letting political considerations ...
You may be familiar with the ongoing investigation into hiring practices in Illinois. Members of the Blagojevich administration are accused of improperly letting political considerations sway their staffing picks.
Judge Andrew C. Barris, who had been presiding over the case, has recused himself. Not only was he a Blagojevich appointee, but it turned out that before he got the job his name had been on the list of applicants with political sponsors. Oops.
Oh, and his dad's law firm gave $13,000 to Rod Blagovich's campaign.
"I don't know why he's recusing himself in this case," said Carl Draper, attorney for the defense.
P.S. Fans of Illinois and Chicago corruptions investigations will want to know that Ed Vrdolyak, the scourge of ex-mayor Harold Washington on the Chicago Board of Aldermen, is under federal investigation, according to the Sun-Times.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Bloomberg and Harvard Team Up to Train Mayors16 hours ago
Labor Department Makes It Easier for States to Launch Retirement Plans for Private Workers16 hours ago
Back-to-School Tax Holidays Losing Popularity Among Lawmakers17 hours ago
Judge Bars UNC From Enforcing Transgender Bathroom Restrictions17 hours ago
U.S. Judge Dismisses Housing Segregation Lawsuit Against Texas17 hours ago
In Boston’s ‘Safe Space,’ Surprising Insights Into Drug Highs18 hours ago