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WATCH: Feds Want Harsh Sentence For Blagojevich

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Update: The U.S. Attorney's Office issued a statement Thursday in response to news reports about former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's possible s...

Judge Won't Delay Blagojevich Retrial

AP | Posted 06.14.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge has denied a request from former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorneys to delay his corruption retrial by several ...

Blagojevich Trial: Prosecution Winding Down, Trial Could Be Delayed For One Week

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

CHICAGO — Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich, after presenting more than five weeks of testimony f...

Prosecutors To Judge Zagel: Muzzle Rod Blagojevich

The Blago Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the first time since Rod Blagojevich began his mega-media blitz in 2009, federal prosecutors have asked the trial's presiding judge to slap a muzz...

Judge To Blago: Sit Still And Stop Gesturing During Trial

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

CHICAGO — A federal judge is warning former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to sit still and control his emotions during his corruption trial. Pr...

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 ...

Witness: Blagojevich Tried To Shakedown Rahm Emanuel, Ari Emanuel

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

CHICAGO — A former top aide to Rod Blagojevich testified Monday that the former governor planned to hold up a $2 million grant to a school in th...

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...

Rod Blagojevich Corruption Trial Begins With Jury Selection

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

CHICAGO — Like a candidate still running for office, a smiling and jovial Rod Blagojevich waded into the crowd waiting outside his corruption tr...