As if former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich does not have enough problems, the state's Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission wants to suspend the impeached governor's law license.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Blagojevich’s legal team has until Tuesday to tell justices why the felon should not have his law license suspended after a jury this year convicted him of trying to sell the state’s U.S. Senate seat and extorting a hospital official for campaign contributions and another jury last year found him guilty of lying to the FBI.
Suspension of a law license often leads to disbarment.
Last week's poll
A whopping 93 percent of Patch readers who responded to answered no to the question: Should Chicago levy a tax on suburbanites who work in the city?
Only 7 percent said yes.
One reader, Dick, posted a comment: "The last thing Chicago wants to do is encourage telecommuting. They want people downtown spending money in stores and restaurants, which generates sales tax."
Maria commented: "How about the suburbs propose the opposite tax? Tax all Chicago residents that work in the suburbs. There are a lot of reverse commuters."
Jim has a solution. "The suburbs can just ask for identification at all retail stores and if you have a Chicago address, a 2% purchase tax will be added and you will be charged $59.99 to get out of the burbs and how about a charge of $39.99 for the use of the sidewalks in the burbs. Stupid, stupid, stupid."