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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'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.

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.

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...

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...

The Blagojevich Saga: What Happens Next?

Chicago News Cooperative | DANIEL LIBIT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What does it all mean? The cafeteria of the Dirksen Federal Building has turned into a war room, with many trying to game out that answer....

Sam Stein

Rod Blagojevich: I Have A Political Future | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich continued his "I'm-vindicated" media tour on Sunday, less than a week after a federal grand jury found him gu...

WATCH: Blagojevich's Elvis Statue, Other Items In Storage Up For Auction Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) -- A suburban Chicago storage facility is auctioning off seven vaults worth of files, photographs and other items that be...

Blagojevich Jury Foreman 'Regretful' About Verdict

Chicago News Cooperative | DAN MIHALOPOULOS and RACHEL CROMIDAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The jury in Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial could reach a verdict on only one charge during 14 days of contentious deliberations in which the forem...

VOTE: Should Illinois Voters Pay For A Blagojevich Retrial?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As some jurors in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial express regret, federal prosecutors are already gearing up for a retrial. On Tuesday, a jury ...

PHOTOS: What Is Blago Up To While Waiting For The Verdict? We Make A Few Guesses

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Tuesday, Rod Blagojevich's lawyers painted a pretty clear picture of what their lives have been like since the jury began deliberations in the form...

Pulizer Winning Journalist Jimmy Breslin To Write Book About Rod Blagojevich

Chicago News Cooperative | DANIEL LIBIT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Add Pulitzer-prize winning columnist and investigative reporter Jimmy Breslin to the growing list of media folks following the corruption trial of Rod...

WATCH: Rod Blagojevich's Daughters Attend Closing Arguments In Dad's Corruption Trial

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrived at the Dirksen Federal Building moments ago with his wife Patti and their daughters, Amy and Annie. Closing argume...

Could Patti Blagojevich Face Charges Over Rezko Deal?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The grand jury re-indictment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is a 75-page tale of intrigue, corruption, scheming and lies. Many of the cas...

WATCH: Blagojevich Talks After Defense Rests, Says He Never Took 'A Corrupt Penny'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich has been declaring his innocence since his arrest, and vowed that he would have a day in court to share his side of the story. But Wed...

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...

Talk Of Cash For Jesse Jackson Jr. Senate Appointment Comes Up At Blagojevich Trial

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich had nothing good to say about Jesse Jackson, Jr. when his name was floated as a possible Senate candidate to fill Barack Obama's seat....

WATCH: Blagojevich Discusses LeBron James And The Bulls After Trial

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While leaving his federal corruption trial Wednesday, Rod Blagojevich joined the rest of the planet and weighed in on the future of LeBron James. Not ...

Sweet Tea And American Values: Art And Blago

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Chasse Rehwinkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By the time Potential Juror 102 was led into the court room for her jury interview, just as the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial had opened, it was al...

Blagojevich Trial: Bradley Tusk Explains Blago's Attempt To Shakedown Rahm Emanuel

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A prosecution witness painted a portrait of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as someone who rarely went to the office, was oftentimes hard to reach and who...

Blagojevich Defense Moves To Subpoena President Obama

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Defense lawyers for Rod Blagojevich have moved to issue a trial subpoena to President Obama, asking him to testify at the former Illinois governor's J...

Blagojevich Motion: Redacted Material Claims Obama Pushed Valerie Jarrett For Senate, Took Money From Tony Rezko

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As a part of the ongoing circus that is Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial,defense attorneys for the indicted former governor of Illinois moved to sub...

WATCH: Rod Blagojevich Praises His Wife's New 'Do

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Rod Blagojevich, a man who knows a thing or two about hair, says he loves his wife's new 'do. The former Illinois governor, on trial for c...

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....