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SouthtownStar—McQueary: Crestwood ridicules tainted water concerns, “…the newsletter cherry-picks parts of an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency report and claims ‘media frenzy, subsequent exploitive legal and political actions’ fueled a non-issue — that being the reality that Crestwood for nearly a decade blended Lake Michigan water with an old well that tested positive for a cancer-causing agent.”
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CHICAGO (WBBM) – The Niles village board is expected to vote tonight on a long-awaited ethics code, possibly one of the state’s toughest.
WBBM’s Mary Frances Bragiel reports the move comes after the conviction of the suburb’s longtime mayor on charges that he took kickbacks. 145 more words
After serving less than a year on a federal corruption conviction, ex-Niles Mayor Nicholas Blase has been released from the prison camp in Duluth.
Blase, 82, was transferred from the Minnesota tundra to a halfway house on Chicago’s West Side just before Christmas, prison officials and a family member confirmed. 213 more words
Like a child with tapeworms, politicians in Illinois are insatiable—although it’s campaign cash they crave.
That being said, many political figures have the willpower to restrict their fundraising diets—refusing, for example, campaign contributions from people who leave a bad aftertaste. 333 more words