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AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 27, 2014

Ex-Sen. Ronald Burris An Issue In Chicago Trial

By The Associated Press

Former U.S. Senator and Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris

An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

By Carrie Johnson

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference in Washington.

Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress.







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