A spokesman for Rod Blagojevich says the former governor plans to testify in his corruption retrial. However Blagojevich's attorneys aren't yet saying for sure one way or the other. If he does testify it comes on the heels of a terrible day in court for the defense Wednesday.
A spokesman for Rod Blagojevich says the ex-governor plans to testify in his corruption re-trial. His appearance on the stand could come as early as Thursday morning. Meanwhile, his defense has been keeping the seat prepared for him.
Mayor Emanuel faces some daunting challenges now that he’s getting down to the business of governance: fixing schools, cleaning up crime, fighting a legacy of corruption and patronage, and patching the city’s enormous budget deficit, among others.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had some sharp words Thursday for the way former Mayor Richard Daley used money meant for economic development.Emanuel said tax increment financing districts, better known as TIFs, are an important economic tool for Chicago's neighborhoods.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. says fixing the housing stock should be a priority for Chicago’s new mayor.Schools, safety and spending peppered Rahm Emanuel’s inauguration speech. But Jackson says there’s no urban policy plan in Chicago – it’s been abandoned."