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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.

Blagojevich Trial: "No Go" for Rezko?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lonna Saunders

The scuttlebutt at the trial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich, is that the prosecution has scratched his fundraiser, Tony Rezko, from its witness list.

A Sign of Insecurity? Government Asks Judge to Make Blagojevich Shut Up

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald wants former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his attorneys to shut up and stop talking to the press. But why?

Monk Testimony Paints Blagojevich As Stressed, Desperate For Cash

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Juggling the interests of the owner of two horse racing tracks and his former boss, then Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Alonzo "Lon" Monk was feeling the press...

Cheryle Jackson is Running for the U.S. Senate (I Knew Her When She Was Blago's Press Flack)

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

I met Jackson in the spring of 2003 when I was writing a profile of then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. She was impressive, strong willed and minded and, initially, difficult.

Lobbying Belongs on the Reform Agenda

Cindi Canary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cindi Canary

If Illinois ever hopes to sanitize itself from the stench of political corruption, it must expose lobbying to the light of day and demand higher ethical conduct from state lobbyists.

What do Blagojevich and Nancy Kerrigan Have in Common?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

The answer is Lon Monk, Rod Blagojevich's law school roommate, wedding groomsman, former chief of staff, favored running partner and, now, his fellow indictee.

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....

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?"

Note to Illinois Voters: Remember Burris Called Lon Monk

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Supporters of Burris liked to point out that when Lon Monk took Burris's call, Monk was no longer working for Blagojevich. The tapes show otherwise.

Who's Who In The Blagojevich Complaint

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco, Natasha Korecki, Tim Novak and Dave McKinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Here's who's who among most of the names behind the letters and numerals prosecutors use to label those players in the Blagojevich case, according to ...

Blago on One of His Favorite Presidents: Richard Nixon

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

It's fitting that Rod Blagojevich was impeached on what would have been the 96th birthday of Richard Nixon, one of his favorite presidents.

More Blagojevich Wiretaps: Feds Tapped Former Chief Of Staff's Cell Phone

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki and Dave McKinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal authorities had more wiretaps than previously disclosed in the investigation of Gov. Blagojevich -- including the cellular telephone of a memb...