Chicago, IL – The federal government's case against Rod Blagojevich centers on recorded conversations involving the former Illinois Governor and his associates. Prosecutors are now making those recordings available to the public.
The FBI wiretaps are being played in federal court but anyone with an Internet connection can also listen in. Prosecution evidence is posted on the U-S Attorney's website.
Oquawka, IL – The Henderson County Republican Party has appointed a new state's attorney. He'll take over for Ray Cavanaugh, who's been appointed to an associate judgeship on the ninth judicial circuit.
The county's republican party settled on Scott McClintock, a former Assistant State's Attorney in Warren County. The search team interviewed three potential candidates, all from west central Illinois.
Henderson County GOP Chair Larry Anderson says McClintock "fits in" with the county when it comes to morals, values and attitudes.
Chicago, IL – Testimony has wrapped up for the week in in the corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Testimony this week concluded with the jury hearing from a former Blagojevich donorwho scored a job leading a state agency.
Ali Ata said he took a check for $25,000 to a meeting with the governor in 2003 and Blagojevich brought up the possibility that he might get a job with the state.
Ata said he donated another $25,000 a year later. After that, he was named executive director of the Illinois Finance Authority.