Conrad Black, the former Hollinger International Inc. chairman convicted in 2007 on fraud and obstruction charges, lost a bid to void that verdict on grounds he was blocked from hiring the defense lawyers he wanted.
With the exception of Obama, there are no bigger Midwest political names than Daley and Madigan. Their Democratic dynasties have dominated Chicago and Illinois government for much of the past half century.
The Los Angeles Times won Pulitzer Prizes for exposing corruption in a California city and for feature photography, sharing the lead in the annual journalism competition with the New York Times at two awards each.
Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. ended a career of almost 17 years in the U.S. Congress by resigning his House seat as he battles depression and confronts a federal investigation into his conduct.
Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP announced year-end bonuses for associates, ranging from $10,000 for the newest associates to $60,000 for the most senior, according to a memo the firm gave its lawyers that was obtained by Bloomberg News.