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Robert Blagojevich

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's Brother Weighs In On Fitzgerald's Resignation

Posted 05.25.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's brother Robert had some harsh words in response to the news that the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted them both...

Blago's Brother Free, But Testimony Showed He Was No Dope

Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Janan Hanna

Robert Blagojevich traveled in sophisticated circles. He likely knows very well what pay-to-play is, and knows too that politics permeates all relationships -- personal and professional.

Blagojevich: Focus on Sentencing, Not a Retrial

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Let's move forward, US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, and spend the public's limited tax dollars and limited resources on catching some other bad guys. You did what you said you would do.

One Blagojevich Too Many

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

It's time for the feds to cut Robert Blagojevich loose. Let the man get back to Tennessee and reclaim what remains of his old life.

Blagojevich Trial: Thank the Jury

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Thank the jury in the Blagojevich brothers' trial for their service and 14 days of deliberations. Then, let them alone. Think of the Beatles' song "Let It Be." The jury has spoken.

Blagojevich Trial: Power of the Jury

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In the Blagojevich brothers cases, over a hundred pages of jury instructions were read by Judge James Zagel to the jury right before deliberations began. That is a lot to absorb.

Blagojevich Exclusive: "If I Get Convicted..."

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

"If I get convicted of this, every politician in America should!" That's what former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich told me during a courthouse lunch break.

Blagojevich Brothers On Trial: Robert Takes The Stand

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Robert Blagojevich came to Chicago in the summer of 2008 to help his brother raise campaign funds, conditions were less then ideal. "Rod's brand...

Blagojevich Brothers Will Face Trial Together, Judge Rules

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The brother of ex-governor Rod Blagojevich had asked to be tried separately. But Judge James Zagel denied that request Wednesday....

Robert Blagojevich Seeks Separate Trial

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One day after federal prosecutors released their full case against Rod Blagojevich, the former governor's brother -- who's named as a co-defendant -- ...

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...

Baseball...And Other Stuff: This Week In Pictures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Opening day! Mark Buehrle's play of the decade! Sox! Cubs! Even a win or two! Oh yeah, and there was some other news this week, too. State politics l...

Blago's Brother Contradicts Rod's Wishes: Wants FBI Tapes Suppressed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Although ex-governor Rod Blagojevich has generated a constant stream of publicity for himself and his June 3 trial, his co-defendant is much quieter: ...

Blagojevich Trial: Prosecutors Seek To File Crucial Documents In Secret

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of former governor Rod Blagojevich have asked Judge James Zagel to allow them to file a crucial document in secret. ...

Robert Blagojevich Pleads Not Guilty, Wants His 'Name Back'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Minutes before he entered a "not guilty" plea in federal court this morning, Robert Blagojevich said he agrees with his brother's position -- made pub...

Rod Blagojevich Reindicted: Charges Do Not Rely On 'Honest Services' Statute

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich was reindicted Thursday, as prosecutors try to keep an upcoming decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on "honest services" fraud from d...

Blagojevich Brother Wants 'Intimate' Phone Conversations Blocked | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich's brother is asking a judge to keep private hundreds of "intimate" phone calls he argues the FBI wrongly intercepted as part of its in...

Blagojevich In Court Tuesday, With Only His Brother In Tow

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[O]f the six people indicted, just two -- the ex-governor himself and his brother -- will face charges tomorrow....

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?"

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 ...

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 ...