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Blagojevich Impeachment

Bruce Rauner's Victory: A Break From the Recent Past in Illinois?

Keith Koeneman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

In April of this year, Gallup released the results of a national survey in which Illinois was ranked as the state with the highest percentage of residents who believe it is the worst place to live in the United States. Infamy of this sort is not easily earned, but instead accrues over decades.

Blagojevich: Impeachment Was 'Tsunami That Happened To Me'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich made yet another ill-advised comment on tape Wednesday, and while this one likely won't get him convicted of anything, it's certainly ...

The Sporadically Honorable Gentleman From Illinois (or, "Mr. Burris Goes Out to Lunch")

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"...and here you are, sir: hamburger, medium-rare, and fries. You're sure you don't want anything to drink?"

Blagojevich Rips Legislators As Drunks And Cheaters, Says Family Finances OK

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich ripped the legislators who threw him out of office in a radio interview Wednesday, referring to them as clueless...

Blagojevich Called Impeachment Trial 'A Hijacking,' Majority Of Voters Disagree

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In interview after interview, Rod Blagojevich likened the Illinois Senate trial that made him the first governor in state history to be removed from o...

Blagojevich's Best College Buddy Wonders Where It Went Wrong

Mens Journal | Bill Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

I used to go yo-hoing with the most disgraced politician in America. After a night carousing in Chicago, when we were both undergrads at Northwestern ...

The New Republic: "In Defense Of Blagojevich (Sort Of)"

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I fully realize that few complaints are more tiresome than "your party's scandal is worse than my party's scandal." But indulge me for a moment. I can...

Blagojevich's Final Acts Of Clemency: Why Those Two?

Chicago Sun-Times | Frank Main and Dave McKinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There were about 3,000 requests for pardons awaiting Blagojevich's decision -- all of which had been forwarded to him from the prisoner review board. ...

The Daily Szep- The Blagojevich Garbage

Paul Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Szep


Erasing Blagojevich: Disgraced Ex-Governor's Name Stricken From Signs, Roads, Web Site (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois workers moved as quickly as possible to erase Rod Blagojevich from view Thursday. Just minutes after the Senate voted unanimously to convict ...

A Sideshow? Not Our Blago!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Irrepressible Blagojevich admits to nothing! He concedes nothing! He never stops smiling! And he does all this while reciting poetry!

Blagojevich Considered Resignation, Despite Saying Otherwise: Father-In-Law

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco And Annie Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Contrary to public statements he's made, Rod Blagojevich contemplated resigning as governor shortly before the Illinois Senate voted to boot him from ...

d'Artoon -- Low Bid

John Krifka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Krifka


Blagojevich To Fly Home On State Plane Before He's Removed From Office

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Blagojevich will leave the Senate and the statehouse immediately after his closing argument to return home on a state aircraft, to avoid any "plane is...

Blagojevich: Obama Should Fire Rahm Emanuel (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his hour-long closing statement before the Illinois State Senate today, Governor Rod Blagojevich continued to traipse across the plane of outlandis...

Lt. Gov. Quinn Readies For Swearing-In, Blagojevich's Stuff Boxed Up

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Bible is ready. The oath has been prepared. The lieutenant governor and his family are on their way to Springfield. And the current governor's bel...

BLAGO REMOVED: Senate Unanimously Convicts Blagojevich, Bans Him From Public Office, Pat Quinn Sworn In As Governor (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES Addressing the media outside his Chicago home following his historic impeachment conviction, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said...

Blagojevich Kisses Wife Goodbye On Likely Last Day As Governor (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich kissed his wife Patti goodbye Thursday as he left their Northwest Side home and made his way to Springfield, where he is giving a...

Jason Linkins

Blagojevich's Charm Offensive Now On Twitter | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the continuing effort to completely ruin the Twitter experience, insofar as such a thing can be described as an "experience," the public relations ...

Blago Is My Embarrassing Uncle Who Won't Shut Up

Erica Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Heller

Watching Blago, the narcissistic, wacko windbag it's been pretty hard to avoid that creeping, familial feeling of rage, shame and scalding irritation.

Warning: What They do to Blago They Can do to You

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Impeachment is a serious process. Briefly, it means that an elected public servant is so bad that he/she should be removed from office before his/he...

Blagojevich Will Be Scrounging For Income After Impeachment

Daily Herald | Dan Carden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD - When it comes to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's personal finances, the man who once wanted campaign money so badly he allegedly shook down a chi...

Blagojevich To Deliver Closing Argument At Impeachment Trial

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich has agreed to appear in his own defense at his impeachment trial Thursday, state Senate President John Cullerton said today. Blag...

Blagojevich Dubbed "Scumdog Million-Hairs" By "The Daily Show" (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Gov. Rod Blagojevich courted public sympathy on a national media blitz Monday, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" offered little solace. In the seg...

Durbin: Barbara Walters Not On Blago's Jury

State Journal-Register | Rhys Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"That's the governor's choice as to what he does with his time, but Barbara Walters is not on his jury," [U.S. Sen. Dick] Durbin said. "Fifty-nine Ill...