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Patricia Blagojevich

I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Episode 2 Recap: The Heidi and Spencer Show

Rob Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Cohen

YES! The guys saved Patti Blagojevich! I don't know why they did it, but that's exactly what I was hoping for.

Blagojevich, Illinois Governor, Arrested (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Update, 2:40pm AP reports that Blagojevich's Deputy Governor, Bob Greenlee, has resigned. Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn says Deputy Gov. Bob Greenlee res...

Blagojevich's Wife, Brother Lawyer Up

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki and Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Both the brother and wife of Gov. Blagojevich are bracing themselves as the investigation that led to the governor's arrest last week could be headed ...

The Other Blago-Sphere Takes a Hit

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

It's not just Lincoln turning in his grave, as U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald suggested, this would make even the first Mayor Daley turn in his grave, a man who could peddle boodle in his sleep without a scratch.

Blagojevich PDA Moments (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

It's been a rough week for the Blagojeviches. First, the governor was arrested on Tuesday, then potty-mouthed wife Patricia was depicted as "a modern-...

Patti Blagojevich's Family Defend Tarnished Illinois First Lady (VIDEO)

Chicago Sun-Times | Carol Marin and Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lady Macbeth. Carmela Soprano. Potty mouth. Patti Blagojevich is not any of those, her family said Wednesday. "That is absolutely not my sister," De...

Handcuffs and Shoulder Shrugs

Toby Greenwalt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Toby Greenwalt

The conversation has moved on to how far this investigation will lead. Whether it's a political newcomer like Tammy Duckworth or a political institution like Richard Daley, a lot of people are hoping Fitzmas only hits once this year.

Blagojevich Scandal An Early Test For Obama Team

nytimes.com | PETER BAKER and JEFF ZELENY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- When Representative Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat, began exploring whether she might fill Barack Obama's seat in the United State...

Obama Unfairly Tainted by Crimes He Didn't Commit

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We've seen this before: specious attempts to connect Obama with corrupt or controversial figures in Chicago. This is what we can expect for the next four years. The crazy has only just begun.

My Take on Blagojevich

David Mamet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Mamet

I am from Chicago, and, so, having been disillusioned with politics at an early age I do not become involved. The only reason I vote is because they pay me.

Patti Blagojevich: Illinois's Hardball First Lady

NBC 5 | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

llinois First Lady Patti Blagojevich grew up in the home of a powerful, old-school Chicago alderman, so it's no surprise that she's well-versed in har...

Blagojevich Proves Obama is Clean

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The headline shouldn't be about how this is a problem for Obama. The headline should be, "Blagojevich Case Proves Obama Can't Be Bought." He is indisputably clean.

America's New Political Capital: Don't Judge Chicago by Its Crooks

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brett Ashley McKenzie

As names are named, and Blagojevich becomes the fourth Illinois governor since the '70s to be charged with white collar crime, you may find yourself asking, "What's going on with Illinois?"

Media Use Blagojevich Scandal Against Obama

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media Matters reports that, despite U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's warning to "not cast aspersions on people for being named or being discussed" i...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Is Senate Candidate 5 (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

READ THE LATEST NEWS ON BLAGOJEVICH Update, 4:45pm Jesse Jackson, Jr. emphatically denied that he was a target in the federal investigation of Gov. ...

My Governor Got Led Away in Handcuffs, and All I Got Was This Lousy Newspaper

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Daniel Sinker

Be glad you're not Rod Blagojevich. In addition to having a terrible haircut, he's going to go down in history as the worst politician in the history of Illinois politics--a high bar to pass, but one he's passed handily.

Now, Finally, We Can Clean Up This State

Edwin Eisendrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edwin Eisendrath

Two years ago I took on Mr. Blagojevich in the Democratic Primary. It was already clear back then that he was deeply involved in the kind of pay-to-play politics that have tainted Illinois for too long.

Sam Stein

Rod Blagojevich Arrest: Legal And Political Fallout

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

National and local Illinois officials are calling for the state Senate to reconvene and pass legislation that would effectively take the power of appo...

Blagojevich Deserves the Chicago Tribune's Thanks

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jacob Heilbrunn

Blagojevich should have just exercised a little more patience in demanding that Zell fire writers since Zell, who has just had the Tribune declare bankruptcy, seems to be taking down the entire place anyway.

Sam Stein

Following Blagojevich Arrest, Obama Senate Seat Put On eBay

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Various elements of the Rod Blagojevich arrest today are unavoidably humorous -- whether it is his completely cynical approach to politics, the idea t...

Lisa Madigan: 'We Could Have A Lot Of Improvement In The State Of Illinois'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who's considering a run for governor in 2010, isn't exactly giving Gov. Rod Blagojevich a ringing endorsement ...