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September 26, 2009

CAROL MARIN cmarin@suntimes.com

Early Tuesday morning, sitting in a pre-surgical cubicle dressed in the always-awkward hospital gown, I was waiting to be prepped for a routine colonoscopy.

And thinking about President Obama's mission of revolutionizing health care. And about his mantra of bringing "change we can believe in" to Washington.
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Carol Marin

September 19, 2009

BY CAROL MARIN Sun-Times Columnist

"Wednesday's child is full of woe . . .

Thursday's child has far to go . . ."

Old nursery rhyme

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was born on a Thursday, but these days he could claim to be Wednesday's child and who'd argue?

Christopher Kelly will be buried today.

HIs story is one of great business success, political access, federal indictment and death by his own hand.

He was Rod Blagojevich's friend and fundraiser.

And our indicted ex-governor wants to make sure you know he'll be there:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/marin/index.htm

Chris Kelly, 51, looked tortured in federal court last week.
His hugely successful life was crashing all around him.
And the next stop for Kelly was prison.
What happened?
http://www.suntimes.com/news/marin/1768069,CST-EDT-carol13s1.article

http://www.suntimes.com/news/marin/1766641,CST-EDT-carol13.article

Chris Kelly's Crucible

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Blagojevich fundraiser and friend, Chris Kelly, stood in court on Tuesday, pleading guilty to a second set of charges, getting ready to head to jail on a first guilty plea, and contemplating a third indictment.
There are no easy roads out of the terrible mess he's in.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/marin/1759568,CST-EDT-Carol09.article

Chris Kelly's Crucible

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Blagojevich fundraiser and friend, Chris Kelly, stood in court on Tuesday, pleading guilty to a second set of charges, getting ready to head to jail on a first guilty plea, and contemplating a third indictment.
There are no easy roads out of the terrible mess he's in.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/marin/1759568,CST-EDT-Carol09.article


September 5, 2009

BY CAROL MARIN Sun-Times Columnist

Call the Neanderthal who left anonymous, threatening, epithet-laced messages on Cook County Commissioner Deborah Sims voice mail by three names: Coward, racist and dope.

The first two require no explanation. The last one is worth a few words.

The caller, in addition to a mournfully stunted vocabulary, didn't seem to understand the focus of his tirade was misdirected.

September 2, 2009

BY CAROL MARIN Sun-Times Columnist

No wonder Todd Stroger looked so darned happy at Tuesday's Cook County Board meeting.

He knew he had a surprise vote to pull from his pocket -- like a rabbit from a hat -- to show his critics he is the Big Tuna of Cook County.
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Carol Marin

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