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Five Years After the Blagojevich Arrest, Where Are They Now?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Monday marked the five-year anniversary of Rod Blagojevich's arrest. What followed made Illinois a national punch-line and represented a new low point for Illinois politics.

Blago Confidante Christopher Kelly's Dying Words Before Overdose: 'Tell Them They Won'

Chicago Tribune | John Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Christopher Kelly was being treated for a fatal overdose, the political fundraiser who was being pressured to testify against ex- Gov. Rod Blagojev...

Christopher Kelly OD'ed On Pain Killers, No Rat Poision: Toxicology Report

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Political fundraiser Christopher Kelly died after taking an overdose of pain medications, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office....

Blago Friend Christopher Kelly Took Rat Poison, But Killed By Aspirin: Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times | MARK J. KONKOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chris Kelly ingested rat poison and an "extraordinarily large dose of aspirin," a source told the Chicago Sun-Times....

Christopher Kelly May Have Taken Rat Poison In Possible Suicide Attempt

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Christopher Kelly placed a mattress in a rented trailer at a suburban lumber yard Friday night, set up photographs of his children around it, then ing...

Blagojevich: 'Pressure' Behind 'My Friend Chris Kelly's Death'

Chicago Tribune | Stacy St. Clair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich today said prosecutors trying to pressure his friend and former fundraiser Christoper Kelly to testify against Blagojevich...

Facing Jail And Foreclosure, Blagojevich Confidante Christopher Kelly May Flip

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Longtime Blago adviser, fund-raiser and friend Christopher Kelly, who has been in the government's sights for years, may roll....

Blagojevich Indicted For Corruption Along With Brother And Top Aides (READ THE CHARGES, BLAGO REACTION VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and five others were indicted Thursday on charges of scheming to auction off President Barack Obama's vacant U.S....

Former Top Blagojevich Fundraiser Banned From City Business

Crain's Chicago Business | Robert Herguth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Christopher Kelly -- a major O'Hare International Airport contractor and former fundraiser for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- has been banned from ever do...

Blagojevich Probe Looking At O'Hare, City Contracts

Chicago Sun-Times | CAROL MARIN, TIM NOVAK AND CHRIS FUSCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal authorities are investigating five construction companies that collectively have gotten hundreds of millions of dollars in construction work a...

Former Blagojevich Confidante Christopher Kelly To Plead Guilty

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another card may have fallen in the governor's house of cards. Christopher Kelly - one of Gov. Blagojevich's closest advisers, fund-raisers and friend...