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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.

Senator's Daughter Challenges 'Kooky Old Aunt'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

The Illinois lieutenant governor is seeking to unseat the Republican state comptroller, who former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) once described as a "kooky...

Blagojevich Writes To Inmate's Son: 'Stay Out Of Politics'

Posted 09.11.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has said he was "totally bored" while serving his 14-year jail sentence for corruption in a Colorado jail, bu...

Patti Blagojevich Shares A Touching E-mail From Her Husband

Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

Even as former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich remains behind bars, serving a 14-year prison sentence outside Denver, he hasn't forgotten the love of hi...

Report: Blagojevich 'Bored,' Wants To Teach In Colorado Prison

Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is "totally bored" by prison life, according to a report from his former attorney. The Chicago Sun-Times' ...

Patti Blagojevich Visits Rod In 'The Saddest Place On Earth'

Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

Two months after her husband, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, began serving a 14-year prison sentence for his federal corruption convictions...

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...

Report: Blagojevich High-Fived Other Inmates On First Day In Prison

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich entered federal prison in Colorado Thursday, where he has been sentenced to spend the next 14 years. Befo...

WATCH: Blagojevich Has Lunch Before Prison In Denver

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich stepped off a plane in Colorado on Thursday and headed to a federal prison to begin a 14-year sentence for corru...

JAILHOUSE ROD: Blagojevich Reports To Prison

AP | MICHAEL TARM and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

LITTLETON, Colo. — Convicted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich never allowed himself to even think about spending the next decade of his life behind...

On Last Day Free, Blagojevich To Offer Last Word

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich embraced the public spotlight one last time Wednesday, claiming on the day before he reports to p...

Prison-Bound Blagojevich Schedules Primetime Farewell

Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will squeeze in one last media appearance before heading to Colorado this week, where he will serve a 14-year...

Blagojevich To Speak With Media Before Reporting To Prison

Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

A spokesman for Rod Blagojevich said this week that the former Illinois Governor plans to address the public one more time before he leaves Chicago to...

Trump Says Rod Blagojevich's Sentence Is Too Harsh

Posted 02.28.2012 | Chicago

He may have fired Rod Blagojevich on "The Celebrity Apprentice," but Donald Trump thinks the convicted former Illinois governor is a "very nice guy" w...

Patti Blagojevich To Rosie O'Donnell: My Husband Is Innocent

Posted 02.28.2012 | Chicago

In about two weeks, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will report to prison in Littleton, Colo. where he is expected to stay for about 14 years...

The Cult of the Disgraced

Diane Dimond | Posted 03.11.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Misfits, addicts and criminals caught up in public scandals are often rewarded with TV exposure. Why do we watch? And what does it say about us?

Blagojevich's Home Hits The Market At $1.07 Million

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

The Ravenswood Manor home of convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now officially on the market and up for grabs -- with a $1.07 million price tag....

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?

Rod And Patti Blagojevich Filling In For Chicago Radio Hosts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Earlier this month, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich asked a federal judge to cancel his retrial, saying he is low on cash and would rather ju...

Blagojevich Trial Hasn't Filled In The Blanks

New York Times | JAMES WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Rod Blagojevich's lawyer declared to the jury in his closing argument last week, "Think about it." He wanted jurors to consider what he thinks is s...

Blagojevich Asks 'How's My Tie?' Outside Of Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — If Rod Blagojevich is feeling sheepish about recent testimony that he spent lavishly on clothes, it hasn't shown. As he headed to his...

Alonzo "Lon" Monk, Blagojevich Friend And Top Aide, To Testify Today

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

CHICAGO — A key government witness painted a picture of subterfuge and greed in Rod Blagojevich's inner circle on Wednesday, including a scheme ...

WATCH: Rod Blagojevich's Daughters Attend Closing Arguments In Dad's Corruption Trial

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrived at the Dirksen Federal Building moments ago with his wife Patti and their daughters, Amy and Annie. Closing argume...

Could Patti Blagojevich Face Charges Over Rezko Deal?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The grand jury re-indictment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is a 75-page tale of intrigue, corruption, scheming and lies. Many of the cas...

Blagojevich Trial: Where's the Beef?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

After the government rested its case months ahead of schedule, it became apparent to anyone who was paying attention that what we have here is a perfectly premature prosecution.