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Illinois leaders: Keep Blagojevich in prison Illinois leaders: Keep Blagojevich in prison

Illinois leaders: Keep Blagojevich in prison

Illinois political leaders from both parties on Thursday said former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich should remain in prison despite Republican U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that he was considering commuting the sentence of the ex-governor. Trump reportedly made his remarks on Air Force One on Wednesday night, saying Blagojevich has “been in jail for seven years over a phone call where nothing happens."
New Gaming Board chairman vows credibility, integrity New Gaming Board chairman vows credibility, integrity

New Gaming Board chairman vows credibility, integrity

The new chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board said Thursday he has no illusions about how tough of a job lies ahead. “We all know that those tasks are substantial. In ordinary times our work would be challenging, but these are not ordinary times,” Schmadeke said as he opened his first meeting as head of the state’s gambling regulatory agency.
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