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Blagojevich Verdict

Prosecutors: Blago's Convictions Should Stand

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich received a fair retrial and his convictions for corruption including trying to sell President Barack Obama's Senate se...

Blagojevich Mess Will Linger For Years In Illinois

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS and DON BABWIN | Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In the end, Rod Blagojevich did not bring doom for his party or the national political figures whose names got dragged into ...

'Stunned' Blagojevich Faces Prospect Of Prison

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Stunned and nearly speechless after hearing the verdicts against him, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will wake up Tuesday to the star...

Blagojevich Jury: Senate Seat Evidence Was Most Clear

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors who convicted Rod Blagojevich of corruption Monday said it wasn't that they disliked the former Illinois governor. They just di...

US Attorney: Blagojevich Verdict 'Bittersweet'

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The top federal prosecutor in Chicago says the verdict delivered in Rod Blagojevich's trial sends a "loud and clear message" that the ouste...

Blagojevich GUILTY: Jury Convicts Rod Blagojevich On 17 Of 20 Counts

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rod Blagojevich, who won two terms as Illinois governor before scandal made him a national punch line, was convicted Monday of a wide ...

Blagojevich Juror Begin Day Three Of Deliberations

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 08.14.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — This time, Robert Blagojevich is on the outside looking in – hoping for the best for his kid brother. For days, the businessman...

Blagojevich Fate In The Hands Of Jury, Again

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors at the corruption retrial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich began their deliberations Friday but went home for the weeken...

Blagojevich Drama A Campaign Distraction For Illinois Democrats

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Alexi Giannoulias had planned to talk jobs. The Democrat in a tight race for President Barack Obama's former Senate seat wan...

Blagojevich Trial: More Waiting, More Questions

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — While many who heard Rod Blagojevich's wiretapped phone conversations may have expected a tidy result in the former Illinois governor'...

Blagojevich Retrial Not Until Next Year?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Plenty of people in Illinois -- not least the Democratic politicians running for office in November -- would love for Rod Blagojevich to go away quick...

WATCH: Blagojevich Scandal Gets CGI-Recreated By Chinese News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After Tiger Woods, Sarah Palin and Justin Bieber, it seemed like only a matter of time before it happened to Blago. And lo and behold, on Thursday, N...

Blagojevich Juror Describes Experience, Supports Retrial

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following Tuesday's verdict in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial, Judge James Zagel released names of the jury to the media. Within an hour, the 12...

Some Jurors Glad Blagojevich Will Be Tried Again

AP | MICHAEL TARM and KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors aren't alone in wanting a retrial after the jury deadlocked on all but one count at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blago...

Politicizing The Blagojevich Verdict

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

And you thought the Blagojevich verdict was about Rod Blagojevich. Since Tuesday afternoon, nearly everyone in Illinois politics has had something to...

VOTE: Should Illinois Voters Pay For A Blagojevich Retrial?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As some jurors in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial express regret, federal prosecutors are already gearing up for a retrial. On Tuesday, a jury ...

Blagojevich Jurors Were Close To Convicting Ex-Gov

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — "Blago on Trial, The Sequel" promises to be as circus-like and nearly as expensive as the first trial of the former Illinois governor....

Blagojevich Trial: Thank the Jury

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Thank the jury in the Blagojevich brothers' trial for their service and 14 days of deliberations. Then, let them alone. Think of the Beatles' song "Let It Be." The jury has spoken.

WATCH: Blagojevich Says The Government Proved Nothing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The city was abuzz Tuesday afternoon following the reading of the verdict in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial. Blagojevich was found guilty on jus...

Blagojevich Guilty Of Lying To Feds, Judge To Declare Mistrial On Remaining 23 Counts

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

CHICAGO — A federal jury deadlocked Tuesday on all but one of 24 charges against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including the most explos...

Blagojevich Jury Deadlocked: Only Agree On 2 Of 24 Counts

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

CHICAGO — A new message from the jury weighing the fate of Rod Blagojevich provided a few clues Thursday about their deadlock in deliberations, ...

Blagojevich Jury DEADLOCKED: Say They Cannot Reach Unanimous Decision On All Counts

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After more than a week of silence, jurors in the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich threw the courtroom into confusion We...

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...

The Waiting Game: With No Word From Blagojevich Jury, Judge Tells Media 'We Are All In The Same Position'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The jury in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial ended its tenth day of deliberations Tuesday--and don't appear to be any closer to a verdict. As repo...

Blagojevich Jury Goes Home Early For The Weekend

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors at the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have ended their eighth day of deliberations early and gone hom...