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Rod Blagojevich Prison

A Glimmer Of Hope For Blagojevich Appeal?

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — An appellate court in Chicago ruled Tuesday that transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Rod Blagojevich's corruption trials should...

Blago In Prison: One Year Later

Posted 03.15.2013 | Chicago

For jailed ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, what a difference a year makes. It was a year ago Friday the colorful politician left Illinois am...

Blago Gets Bookish In New Prison Job

Posted 11.12.2012 | Chicago

First he was hitting the weights, but now jailed ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is hitting the books. Blagojevich will go from washer to "sh...

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...

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...

Suspicious Envelope Sent To Rod Blagojevich's Colorado Prison

AP | Posted 06.02.2012 | Chicago

LITTLETON, Colo. -- A white, powdery substance sent to the suburban Denver prison where convicted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is being held wasn't h...

Blagojevich's Former Chief Of Staff Gets 10-Day Prison Sentence

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.28.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Although Rod Blagojevich is in Colorado serving a 14-year prison sentence, his presence was felt more than 900 miles away Wednesday as...

Blagojevich Hair Secret REVEALED

AP | By MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- It may be hard to imagine Rod Blagojevich looking anything but boyish in his trademark dark, helmet hair. But his longtime barber said Wedn...

Should Rod Blagojevich Be In Prison?

Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago

While some Colorado journalists might be happy to have the always-exciting Rod Blagojevich to write about for the next 12 to 14 years, one newspaper e...

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...

Blagojevich's Pre-Prison Speech: Sincere Goodbye or Campaign Stump?

Mari Fagel | Posted 05.15.2012 | Crime
Mari Fagel

Now, when a politician is running for election it makes sense to list off your own accomplishments while in office. Yet speaking about free mammograms in one sentence and how much he'll miss his family in another just seemed bizarre.

WATCH: Before Prison, Blagojevich Grabs A Patty Melt

AP | Posted 03.15.2012 | Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich didn't appear in a hurry to report to prison. He stopped for lunch at a 50's-style restauran...

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...

Blagojevich Loses More Than $20K In Pension

AP | Posted 05.01.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will have $107,367 from his pension to give his wife and daughters as he heads off to prison late...

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...

Does Blagojevich Have A Substance Abuse Problem After All?

Posted 12.16.2011 | Chicago

When lawyers for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich requested that he attend drug rehabilitation in prison, some thought it was just a move to s...

Blagojevich's Lawyers Claim Former Governor Has Drug Problem

Posted 12.15.2011 | Chicago

As if former Governor Rod Blagojevich didn't have enough to worry about, ABC Chicago reports that the ex-governor's attorneys have asked for Blago...

Blagojevich Will Report To Prison March 15

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 02.12.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge is allowing Rod Blagojevich an extra month of freedom before he must start a 14-year sentence for corruption and, at t...

Airline Targets Prison-Bound Politician With 'Slammer Sale'

Posted 12.09.2011 | Chicago

Spirit Airlines has once again made Rod Blagojevich the target of their ad campaign -- and are offering $14 flights to customers in honor of the 14 ye...

Blagojevich Jurors Weigh In On 14-Year Sentence

AP | By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Jurors who found Rod Blagojevich guilty of federal corruption charges earlier this year did not have to show up to court Wednesday to watch...