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Robert Blagojevich Writing A Book About Brother, Ex-Governor Rod

AP | Posted 09.06.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother says he's writing a book about his own three-year-long legal ordeal that resulted...

Blagojevich's Brother Weighs In On Fitzgerald's Resignation

Posted 05.25.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's brother Robert had some harsh words in response to the news that the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted them both...

Patti Blagojevich Visits Rod In 'The Saddest Place On Earth'

Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

Two months after her husband, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, began serving a 14-year prison sentence for his federal corruption convictions...

On Flying Towards Prison With Rod Blagojevich

Joshua Berman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Travel
Joshua Berman

The ex-governor interrupted his cross-country perp walk to pose with anyone who wanted a photo. Most Chicagoans fondly wished him well and he smiled warmly and thanked them.

Blagojevich Likely To Lose Law License

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

A watchdog agency that monitors lawyers has called for Rod Blagojevich's law license to be suspended, a move seen as a likely precursor to the former ...

Blagojevich Jury Selection Enters Final Stretch

AP | MICHAEL TARM and KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 06.26.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The judge in the retrial of impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich spent a third day questioning potential jurors Tuesday, including ...

Blagojevich's Second Trial Starts on "Spy Wednesday"

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.28.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Cameras aren't allowed in federal courtrooms. Even though the U.S. Constitution does guarantee all defendants in criminal trials the right to a public trial. If only a handful can get in, is it really a public trial?

WATCH: Blago PItches Pistachios In New Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After he was convicted on one count of lying to the FBI, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich became less of a fixture in local news coverage. P...

9 Freakiest People From 'American Freak Show' (PHOTOS)

Willie Geist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Willie Geist

After watching from my front row seat on "Morning Joe" the endless parade of Blagos, Balloon Boys, Snookis, and Salahis, I felt compelled to assemble our new political and pop cultural superheroes in a single book.

Blagojevich: Corruption Trial 'Big Continuous Headache'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says his corruption trial has been a big headache. As the ousted governor headed to lunch Tuesda...

Bashing By Blagojevich A Badge Of Honor? Some Think So

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama is hen-pecked. U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid is a horse's behind. And U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is j...

Blagojevich Heard On Tape Considering Oprah For Obama's Senate Seat

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A secretly made FBI tape shows that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich weighed the possibility of naming Oprah Winfrey to the U.S. S...

PHOTOS: What Is Blago Up To While Waiting For The Verdict? We Make A Few Guesses

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Tuesday, Rod Blagojevich's lawyers painted a pretty clear picture of what their lives have been like since the jury began deliberations in the form...

American Blagojevich Idol: The Reality Show That Could Be

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich's lawyers want to delay the June 3 start of his trial because Judge James Zagel has excused hundreds of jurors who can't be bothered t...

Closing Arguments Heard In Blagojevich Trial, Will Continue Into Tuesday

AP | DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's defense attorney clashed with the judge Monday over his planned closing arguments, pledging to go to jail if he is p...

Blagojevich Lawyers Say They Will Go To Supreme Court If They Can't Get Trial Postponed

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected the latest defense efforts to delay former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impending corruption trial ...

Rod Blagojevich To Discuss Corruption Case, Says Publicist

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has reiterated his call for federal prosecutors to play all of the secret recordings they used to buil...

Rod Blagojevich Trial: Judge Chides Ex-Governor But Won't Gag Him

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's trial judge accused the talkative former governor on Wednesday of making a "backhanded play for sympathy" in comment...

Case Against Blago To Get (More) Public: Media Will Have Access To Evidence Blueprint

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors' latest portrait of Rod Blagojevich in his final days as Illinois governor reveal a man fed up with his $177,000-a...

Blagojevich Trial Continues With Ex Gov In High Spirits, Judge Narrows Jury Pool

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich were unsuccessful Friday in their attempts to get the judge to dismiss a few prospective jurors who suggested during quest...

WATCH: Jury Selection Continues In Blagojevich Trial, Ex Gov Remains Defiant

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The federal judge presiding over Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial said Friday opening statements may come as early as Tuesday and re...

Blagojevich Basks In The Spotlight Despite Looming Trial

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The day before Rod Blagojevich's world came crashing down, he stood before the TV cameras confident and defiant, as always, declaring ...

Rod Blagojevich On 'Celebrity Apprentice': Fails To Use A Computer, Avoids Chopping Block Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Disgraced ex-gov Rod Blagojevich disgraced himself a little further on Sunday night's episode of "Celebrity Apprentice." On top of alleged corruption...

Obama Administration: Don't Delay Blagojevich Trial

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday refused to delay ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's trial on corruption charges, set to begin next ...

The Five Dumbest Things Rod Blagojevich Said On 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is stretching his 15 minutes with an appearance on Celebrity Apprentice. Throughout his run, we'll be trac...