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Blago wanted Zell money

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The Sun-Times reports today that at the same time Tribune Co. Chairman Sam Zell sought a Wrigley Field deal structured through the state, then-Gov. Blagojevich wanted to raise $25,000 from him. Zell was interviewed by the FBI in January. He's not accused of wrongdoing. But a portion of the charges against Blagojevich deal with his wanting members of the Chicago Tribune Editorial fired in exchange for approving the Wrigley Field deal. Assistance through the state's Illinois Finance Authority meant up to $150 million in tax savings to Tribune Co., according to the criminal complaint.

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This page contains a single entry by Natasha Korecki published on March 13, 2009 8:19 AM.

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