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Rod Blagojevich Trial

10 Corruption Quotes From Illinois Politicians

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.16.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Sometimes a politician's best speech comes on the witness stand. Here is an updated collection of quotes directly from corrupt Illinois politicians, o...

Blagojevich Lawyers Appeal Corruption Convictions And Sentence

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.14.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich faces long odds with the appeal of his federal corruption conviction, just as did his predecessor as Illinois governor...

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.

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...

Epilogue: Will Politicos Learn From Blagojevich's Downfall?

Jack Conaty | Posted 02.08.2012 | Chicago
Jack Conaty

Are longer prison terms the antidote to political corruption in this state? Will that be the legacy of the three-year Blagojevich spectacle? All that remains to be seen.

Last Blagojevich-Related Trial Begins Monday

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A woman who follows celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton on Twitter, a U.S. postal worker and a substitute teacher who choked back te...

Blagojevich Sentencing Date Could Be Set Monday

AP | Posted 10.01.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge has set an Oct. 6 sentencing date for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Judge James Zagel set the date during a...

Rod Blagojevich Seeks New Trial On Fraud Conviction

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich alleges a litany of errors at his recent corruption retrial in seeking yet another trial, including that a prosecutor ...

Blagojevich Lawyers Want To Talk To Jurors

NBC Chicago | Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago

Attorneys for Rod Blagojevich on Thursday asked Judge James Zagel for permission to talk to the jurors who convicted him on multiple charges in his re...

Twitter Reacts To Blago Guilty Verdicts

Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich, the embattled former Democratic governor of Illinois, was found guilty on Monday of 17 charges, among them trying to sell President O...

Blagojevich Jurors Return To Court

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors are due back in court Monday for their tenth day of deliberations in the second corruption trial of impeached Illinois Gov. Rod...

Blagojevich Jurors Continue Deliberations

AP | Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors have resumed deliberating on the fate of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich). Monday is the six day that ...

Blagojevich Jury Starts Deliberating In Earnest On Monday

AP | Posted 08.13.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors at the corruption retrial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have adjourned after their second day of deliberations. Cour...

Blagojevich Faces More Questions From Prosecutor

AP | MICHAEL TARM and KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A prosecutor at Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial sought to methodically discredit the ousted Illinois governor on the witness stan...

Blagojevich Returns To The Stand For Third Day Of Testimony

AP | MICHAEL TARM and KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Addressing the most explosive charge against him, ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told jurors Tuesday that he never sought to sel...

Blagojevich Takes The Stand In His Own Defense: 'I'm Here Today To Tell You The Truth'

AP | MICHAEL TARM and KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 07.26.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An unmuzzled Rod Blagojevich launched the campaign of his life Thursday, taking the witness stand at his corruption trial in an attemp...

Rahm Emanuel, Jesse Jackson Jr. Testify At Rod Blagojevich Corruption Trial

AP | KAREN HAWKINS and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — On just his 10th day in office, Chicago's new mayor found himself on the witness stand in the federal corruption trial of a former gov...

Blagojevich Lawyers Get Day Off Before Mounting Defense

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — In deciding whether to call Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel or other big names to testify, attorneys for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich have t...

Blagojevich's Attorneys Ask For Mistrial.. Again

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.23.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's attorneys asked a judge Monday for a mistrial in the ousted Illinois governor's corruption retrial, arguing that the...

Source: Blagojevich Will Testify In His Defense This Time

ABC Chicago | With Barb Markoff, Producer | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

May 19, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Former governor Rod Blagojevich plans to take the stand in his defense at his second corruption trial, according to an...

Prosecution Wrapping Up Case Against Blagojevich

AP | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The ball will soon be in Rod Blagojevich's court at the ousted Illinois governor's corruption retrial. Prosecutors are expected to wr...

Judge Accuses Blagojevich Lawyers Of Throwing Arguments At The Wall

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.17.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The judge in Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial suggested Tuesday that attorneys for the impeached governor have attempted to broach...

Senate Seat Talk Almost Done In Blagojevich Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Testimony about allegations that Rod Blagojevich sought to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat is nearly d...

Blagojevich Prosecutors Keep Focus On Obama's Senate Seat

AP | MICHAEL TARM and KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors at Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial heard him complaining on tape about his money woes Thursday as prosecutors hammered awa...

Former Blagojevich Aide To Testify Early In Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM and KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 07.03.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Prosecutors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich focused quickly Tuesday on the most serious and sensational allegation &ndash...