10 May 2011

Emanuel taps CTA aide as chief of staff

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has chosen a veteran Chicago Transit Authority administrator to be his chief of staff, transition aides said tonight.

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09 May 2011

Defense gets first crack at key Blago witness

The defense has begun cross-examining John Harris, a former chief of staff to Blagojevich, asking him about all of his contacts with the government since he was arrested with Blagojevich in December 2008.

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08 May 2011

Blago’s lawyers to cross-examine Harris this week

As Week 4 of the retrial of Rod Blagojevich dawns Monday, the defense is expected to take its first crack on cross-examining the ex-governor’s onetime chief of staff.

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03 May 2011

Testimony begins today in Blagojevich retrial

The first witness in the corruption retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will take the stand today, and prosecutors said that will be FBI agent Daniel Cain, who led the investigation of Blagojevich. After Cain, government lawyers said they would que…

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26 Apr 2011

Bill Daley is U. of I. commencement speaker

White House chief of staff William Daley will return to Illinois next month as the commencement speaker at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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22 Feb 2011

A raft of promises, a boatload of problems

The last time Rahm Emanuel took on a new job, the then-incoming White House chief of staff famously declared: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” That was in late 2008 amid a nationwide financial meltdown.

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22 Feb 2011

Rahm Emanuel is the New Mayor of Chicago

*In the Chicago mayoral race Tuesday night, Rahm Emanuel has been declared the winner, gaining well over the 50% he needed to avoid a runoff, according to unofficial returns. Emanuel held just under 55% of the vote with 87% of the precinct votes counted. Meanwhile, Gery Chico, his nearest competitor, only received 24%. Both CNN [...]

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21 Feb 2011

Bill Daley discloses financial banner year

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Bill Daley took home nearly $8.7 million in salary and bonuses from JPMorgan Chase & Co. in just over a year before he left the financial giant.

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