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Patti Blagojevich Vents About Lenient Sentence For John Harris

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 03.29.2012 | Chicago

The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich took to her Facebook page Thursday morning to vent about the very lenient sentence giv...

Will A Long Sentence For Blagojevich Stop Corruption In Illinois?

Posted 12.08.2011 | Chicago

When former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday, local politicians and many following the case closely exp...

Blagojevich Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor whose three-year battle against criminal charges became a national spectacle, was sente...

Judge Says Blagojevich Sentencing Could Take 2 Days

Posted 12.02.2011 | Chicago

A federal judge who will decide the fate of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich next week told attorneys Friday that it will likely take two days...

Blagojevich Prosecutors Want 'Maddow' Clip Played During Retrial

Posted 06.25.2011 | Chicago

Earlier this month, Judge James Zagel warned former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich that his comments to the media can be used against him during hi...

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?

Blagojevich: Focus on Sentencing, Not a Retrial

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Let's move forward, US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, and spend the public's limited tax dollars and limited resources on catching some other bad guys. You did what you said you would do.

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...

Blagojevich Exclusive: "If I Get Convicted..."

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

"If I get convicted of this, every politician in America should!" That's what former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich told me during a courthouse lunch break.

Blagojevich's Defense Attorney Clashes With Judge, Could Be Held In Contempt

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Much like a house of worship, a federal courtroom is steeped in traditional rules of decorum; chief among them an unremitting deference to the judge. ...

WATCH: Blagojevich Lawyers Want Trial Delayed, Say Case Has Been Practically 'Destroyed'

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The pace of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial has taken a lot of people by surprise - including, apparently, his own ...

Blagojevich Trial: Bradley Tusk Explains Blago's Attempt To Shakedown Rahm Emanuel

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A prosecution witness painted a portrait of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as someone who rarely went to the office, was oftentimes hard to reach and who...

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...