Bill Cellini Heads To Court
(Chicago, IL) -- The trial for Bill Cellini gets under way today. Cellini is a former fundraiser for Rod Blagojevich. He's accused of bribery, fraud and extortion. He allegedly threatened to withhold 220-million dollars from the Teachers Retirement System Investment Funds unless Thomas Rosenberg, a principal at Capri Capital, contributed money toward Blagojevich's campaign. Cellini also allegedly tried to shakedown a Hollywood producer to get cash for the campaign. His case will be heard before Judge James Zagel, the same judge who presided over Blagojevich's trial.
Senate President's Mother Dies
(Naperville, IL) -- Illinois Senate President John Cullerton's mother is being laid to rest today. Mary Patricia Cullerton died at a nursing home Friday. She is a Chicago native who served as an election judge in DuPage County for many