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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...

Attorneys: Blagojevich Has Job Washing Dishes

AP | Posted 04.24.2012 | Denver

CHICAGO -- Two of Rod Blagojevich's former attorneys visited the former Illinois governor and say he is washing pots and pans as he begins his term at...

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...

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...

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...

Judge Calls Latest Blagojevich Move 'Harebrained'

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.18.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — While `harebrained' isn't a word often heard within staid federal courtrooms, the judge who recently sentenced Rod Blagojevich to 14 y...

Blagojevich Juror Misconduct? Attorneys Request Emergency Hearing, New Trial

AP | Posted 02.16.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Attorneys for impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have asked a judge for an emergency evidentiary hearing on what they say is pote...

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...

Blagojevich Family Adopts New Dog As Prison Looms

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The family of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is getting a new dog. The Chicago Tribune reports () that the Blagojevich family a...

Will A Long Sentence For Blagojevich Stop Corruption In Illinois?

Posted 12.08.2011 | Chicago

When former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday, local politicians and many following the case closely exp...

Appeal Is Blagojevich's Last Hope To Reduce Sentence

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich has one last hope to reduce his harsh 14-year sentence: an appeal. But lawyers for the disgraced former Illinois gove...

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...

Blagojevich Begins Bleak Countdown To Prison

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

CHICAGO -- Rod Blagojevich starts his Thursday facing a bleak countdown – 71 days before the twice-elected Illinois governor must say goodbye to...

Blagojevich Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor whose three-year battle against criminal charges became a national spectacle, was sente...

Blagojevich Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

AP | MICHAEL TARM and DON BABWIN | Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Rod Blagojevich who once challenged a prosecutor to face him like a man, the glad-handing politician who took to celebrity TV show...

Blagojevich Sentencing Hearing Begins, Prosecutors Want Ex-Governor To Get 15 To 20 Years

AP | MICHAEL TARM and DON BABWIN | Posted 02.05.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After all his claims of innocence and facing years in prison, Rod Blagojevich let his lawyers make an admission that he has so far avo...