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This article takes a look at the investigators employed by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and why they failed to undercover any fraud in the March 21st primary elections.
William Mullen
Another follow-up article about the certification of poll judges reveals that oversight is so loose that the same poll judge can serve in a Democratic judge one year and a Republic the next. Reporter William Mullen finds examples of this in several precincts.
Pamela Zekman
Upon Task Force reporter William Mullen's return to the Board of Election Commissioners office, where he previously worked undercover as a clerk, chairman Stanley Kusper denies Mullen access to voter records.
William Mullen
George Bliss
In another follow-up article at the irregularities in the certification of Republican poll judges, who must have Republic voting records, the Tribune Task Force reveals paperwork that proves that many of the so-called "Republican" judges have markedly democratic voting records.
George Bliss
William Currie
This article reveals how 22 Better Government Association members and Tribune Reporters applied to be Republican poll judges for the March primary election. Virtually all applications were denied. Those who were certified as poll judges were turned away by Democratic party officials at the polls.
William Mullen
Pamela Zekman
The Tribune Task Force reports that in the 7th precinct of Chicago's 24th Ward, handwriting experts identified at least 17 ballot applications as being forged by the same person.
Ronald Yates
William Mullen
The Tribune reports on the reaction of U.S. Attorney Thompson, who announced that his office will investigated all instances of fraud as revealed by The Chicago Tribune Task Force's investigation.
George Bill
William Mullen
The Task Force reports that instead of official Republican election judges controlling the poling places for election fraud, Democratic party officials bar the Republican officials from accessing their polls.
William Mullen
Written in the first person, Task Force reporter William Mullen describes how he infiltrated the office of Stanley Kusper, the commissioner of the Board of Election, and uncovered evidence of large scale election fraud.
George Bliss
William Mullen
The first article in the Tribune Task Force's lengthy investigation into election fraud in the March 21 primary election. William Mullen, a Task Force member, worked under at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioner's City Hall offices, where he used his access to public records to gather evidence of the fraud.
Lives are held in grimy hands
William Gaines
Tribune Task Force reporter William Gaines, who worked as a janitor at von Solbrig Hospital, reports that he is regularly asked by doctors and nurses to help watch or move patients in sterile environments.
Task Force Report
From the editor's note: "Chicago's only for-profit general hospital, von Solbrig Memorial, is one doctor's personal fiefdom where financial shortcuts go hand in hand with unsafe and unsound medical practices. Filth, dangerous understaffing and violations of city and state regulations uncovered there are detailed in this, the first of a series, by Task Force Director Pamela Zekman, and reporters Jay Branegan, William Crawford and William Gaines."
Pamela Zekman
Karen Koshner
In this reaction to the Sun-Times' "Abortion Profiteers" series, Illinois' Governor Thompson announces the formation of a special task force to investigate abuses in Chicago-area abortion clinics.
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