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Patti Blagojevich

Blagojeviches Eyeing Move To High Rise Condo: Report

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sources close to [Ex-Governor Blagojevich] and in the real estate business report that the now unemployed chief executive is looking to sell his exten...

Blagojevich Kisses Wife Goodbye On Likely Last Day As Governor (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich kissed his wife Patti goodbye Thursday as he left their Northwest Side home and made his way to Springfield, where he is giving a...

Blagojevich Back In Chicago After Pleading Case At Trial

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has arrived home in Chicago after pleading his case before senators in Springfield who are deciding whether to remove hi...

Patti Blagojevich Comforts Supporter With 'All Mothers Should Thank Governor' Sign

Chicago Tribune | Steve Schmadeke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

First Lady Patricia Blagojevich walked out of her Ravenswood Manor home this afternoon and talked with a demonstrator who was holding a sign supportiv...

Patti Blagojevich Fired By Chicago Christian Industrial League

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The wife of impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was fired from her $100,000-a-year job as a Chicago homeless agency's chief fundra...

Burris and Blagojevich: Yes, There is Appearance of Possible Pay-to-Play

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Why is no one paying attention to the money ties between Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Roland Burris, who will soon become the junior U.S. Senator from Illinois?

Charity That Employs Patti Blagojevich On Verge Of Bankruptcy After City Hall Deal

Chicago Sun-Times | Tim Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Mayor Daley denied any impropriety in the Christian Industrial League building deal Thursday, blaming the charity's dire financial conditions...

Blagojevich Attends Serbian Orthodox Christmas Eve Services

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The governor and his family attended a Serbian Orthodox Christmas Eve Mass last night on the city's Northwest Side, seemingly oblivious to the ongoing...

Did Roland Burris's Business Partner Help Patti Blagojevich Land Her Latest Job?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Could the Patti Blagojevich connection provide Senators Harry Reid and Dick Durbin with the ammunition they need to keep Burris from joining their club?

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 ...

Patti Blagojevich Apologizes To Neighbors For 'Media Barrage'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois First Lady Patti Blagojevich attempted to placate neighbors upset over the media invasion that has followed Gov. Blagojevich's arrest on fede...

Blagojevich Deeply In Debt: Owes Over $1M In Legal Fees, Mortgage Payments

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A criminal complaint isn't the only problem Governor Rod Blagojevich and his wife have to deal with. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports their financial fu...

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...

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.

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.

The Blagojevich's Goodbye Kiss (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Both Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his wife, Patti Blagojevich, have maintained their work routines in the days following the governor's arrest on federa...

First Family Of Corruption: Patti Blagojevich's Business Deals Under Scrutinty

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Rod Blagojevich has some close company in his misery. His arrest this week on corruption charges also shone a spotlight on Patti...

Some Late Advise for Patti Blagojevich

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

Mrs. First Lady Patti Blagojevich, when your husband was trying to retract $8 million dollars in funding from Children's Memorial Hospital, it was your duty as a citizen to kick his sorry behind.

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...

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...

Blagojevich Leaves His Chicago Home Wednesday, Returns To Work (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

From the Chicago Tribune: Gov. Rod Blagojevich left his Ravenswood Manor home on Chicago's North Side this morning without addressing the charges aga...

Blagojevich's Sister-In-Law May Cast Impeachment Vote

Chicago Sun-Times | Carol Marin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Jan. 14, Deborah Mell will be sworn in as the new state representative from the district her brother-in-law once represented. She could be called u...

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.