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Appeals Court Denies Petition By Former Governor Rod Blagojevich

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court denied on Wednesday a petition by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich for a rehearing of the ...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

'Stunned' Blagojevich Faces Prospect Of Prison

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Stunned and nearly speechless after hearing the verdicts against him, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will wake up Tuesday to the star...