From Daniel Engber at <em>On Tuesday, Gov. Rod Blagojevich of </em><em>Illinois</em><em> was <a href="" target="_blank">taken into federal custody on corruption charges</a>, one of which entails attempting to sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat to the highest bidder. In 2006, Daniel Engber explained why politicians in the </em><em>Land</em><em> of </em><em>Lincoln</em><em> are so corrupt. The article is after the jump. </em> <em></em>

Bank of America says it will extend credit to a Chicago window and door maker whose workers have occupied the factory for five days.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to get financial benefits through his authority to appoint a U.S. senator to fill the vacancy left by Barack Obama’s election as president.

President-elect Barack Obama is weighing in on behalf of workers staging a sit-in on the factory floor of their former Chicago employer to protest abruptly losing their jobs last week.

From Lawrence Bobo at Barack Obama's success, as Congressman John Lewis put it recently, is another step on the long road toward laying down the "burden of race." But the growing use of the phrase "post-racial America" should worry us all.

From the Chicago Tribune: The former head of a Chicago charter school forced to close because of financial mismanagement was charged Tuesday in federal court with stealing thousands of dollars from the school to go on spending sprees in high-end stores like Marshall Field's, Saks Fifth Avenue and Elan Furs.

From President-elect Barack Obama made a personal appeal for the 2016 Olympics to come to his home city of Chicago in a taped video message played to the general assembly of European Olympic Committees.

Former President Bill Clinton‘s globe-trotting business deals and fundraising for his foundation sometimes put his activities abroad at odds with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and could cause complications if President-elect Barack Obama picks her to be secretary of state.

President-elect Barack Obama will meet Monday with John McCain in talks that Obama’s transition office said would focus on ways they can cooperate on an array of troublesome issues facing the country.

A lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that while a huge Chicago crowd celebrated the election of the first black U.S. president, some white city police officers committed hate crimes against a black family cheering Barack Obama’s victory from home.

From A Democratic official confirms to the Huffington Post that Sen. Hillary Clinton met with President-elect Barack Obama on Thursday to discuss her role in the new administration.

Oprah will be ending her popularly syndicated talk show in 2011, at the end of her 25th season. Unless she doesn’t. It all depends on who you talk to. David Zaslav, Discovery Communication’s president and CEO, the business partner work with Oprah on her soon-to-launch Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), said, “The expectation is that after […]