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Rod Blagojevich Trial

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 ...

Blagojevich Jurors Were Close To Convicting Ex-Gov

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — "Blago on Trial, The Sequel" promises to be as circus-like and nearly as expensive as the first trial of the former Illinois governor....

Blagojevich Defense Paints Ex-Gov As Clueless Victim

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Was Rod Blagojevich a crook? Or was he merely a bumbler, a goof – naive, trusting and played for a fool by cynical campaign fund...

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...

Judge To Blago: Sit Still And Stop Gesturing During Trial

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge is warning former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to sit still and control his emotions during his corruption trial. Pr...

Blagojevich Trial: Lawyers Face Decision Time On Jury

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors and Rod Blagojevich's attorneys prepared Monday to take the stage for what promises to be a dramatic first act of ...

Blagojevich Trial Stalls Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Political Aspirations

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jesse Jackson Jr. once possessed the makings of a political star. Son of a civil rights leader and a Democratic congressman with a str...

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...

Closing Arguments Heard In Blagojevich Trial, Will Continue Into Tuesday

AP | DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's defense attorney clashed with the judge Monday over his planned closing arguments, pledging to go to jail if he is p...

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 Defense Seeks To Rest Without Ex Governor Taking The Stand

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Since the day federal agents arrested Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor hasn't missed a chance to proclaim his innocence. ...

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...

Blagojevich Trial: Judge Says Names Of Jurors Will Be Kept Secret

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The judge presiding over former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption case said Monday that the names of the jurors will be kept ...

Blagojevich Lawyers Say They Will Go To Supreme Court If They Can't Get Trial Postponed

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected the latest defense efforts to delay former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impending corruption trial ...

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 ...

Rahm Emanuel Not Subpoenaed In Blagojevich Case

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel says he hasn't been subpoenaed to testify at ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's upcoming c...

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 A Distant, Unwanted Headache For Obama

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The corruption trial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich – for allegedly trying to sell President Barack Obama's own Senate ...

Rod Blagojevich Trial: Dick Durbin Subpoenaed

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday he has received a subpoena to testify at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial, wh...

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 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...