PRAISE FOR NATASHA KORECKI'S ONLY IN CHICAGO:
As the circus of the Blagojevich saga unfolded, Natasha Korecki was right at the centerwith stories, scoops, blogs, and tweets. It was a seriocomedy suited to her enterprise and imagination, and she’s the one to write the book.” Roger Ebert
Natasha Korecki's chronicle of the Blagojevich saga was a cutting-edge lesson in how to blend old-fashioned reporting with new media. Whether we were reading her scoops for the Sun-Times, her must-read blog, or her tweets, we had a front-row seat for a real-life story that trumped anything Hollywood could have conjured.” Richard Roeper
"Now that reporter Natasha Korecki is leaving the federal courthouse for the political beat, her Sun-Times readers and Twitter fans won’t be getting the scoop from her on corruption trials and other juicy cases anymore. But thanks to Korecki’s soon-to-be-published book, Only in Chicago, they’ll still have another chance to savor the inside access she had to former Governor Rod Blagojevich’s legal ordeals and surrounding circuses." Robert Feder, Time Out Chicago
"And you thought we were done with Blago! The Sun-Times' Natasha Korecki, one of the best reporters in Chicago (non-WBEZ category, of course), has released a book about the Rod Blagojevich." Marcus Gilmer, WBEZ
"Korecki covered the Blagojevich trial in her old job as the Sun-Times’ Federal Court reporter, where she wrote the Blago Blog. However, Korecki promises [Only in Chicago] will contain material that did not appear in the newspaper." Edward McClelland, NBC Chicago
"Fantastic. There's so much that you forgot about what happened in that case...[Only in Chicago is a fascinating read." Marcus Gilmer, WBEZ
"Her Blago blog and continuous tweets had enormous followings as the trials progressed, and now Korecki has incorporated much of her reporting into a new book about the Blagojevich saga that also contains some intriguing new revelations." Eddie Arruza, Chicago Tonight, WTTW
About the Author
Natasha Korecki is an award-winning journalist who covers politics for the Chicago Sun-Times. She previously covered federal courts for the Sun-Times, including the trials of former governors Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan, as well as legal affairs for the Daily Herald. Korecki authored both "The Blago Blog," which gained a national following during the former governor's trials and "Eye on Rezko'" a trial blog detailing the trial of political donor Tony Rezko.
Korecki broke key stories in the Blagojevich probe, including those involving the attempted sale of Barack Obama's Senate seat, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and former U.S. Senator Roland Burris.