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Jury Finds William Beavers Guilty Of Tax Evasion

Posted 03.22.2013 | Chicago

The long-delayed trial for Cook County Commissioner William Beavers finally reached a conclusion Thursday after a jury found the 78-year-old guilty of...

Sam Adam Jr. Eyes Jackson Jr.'s Congressional Seat

Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

Perennially boisterous defense attorney Sam Adam Jr. -- whose name any news-minded Chicagoan should recall from reports of R. Kelly and former Illinoi...

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...

Coincidence? Two Suspects Kill Themselves In Same Chicago Lockup, Same Week

Posted 12.29.2011 | Chicago

On November 17, Develt Bradford, who was being held at Chicago's Area Two police station in connection with a shooting, allegedly hung himself with hi...

Blagojevich Defense Lawyers To Leave Case: Judge Decides Today

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A defense team of more than a dozen attorneys and legal aides, who huddled around former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich talking strateg...

Blagojevich's Fiery, Father-Son Lawyer Team Leave Case

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lead attorney is asking a judge to release him from the defense team ahead of Blagojevich's ret...

Blagojevich's Defense Attorney Clashes With Judge, Could Be Held In Contempt

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

CHICAGO — Two portraits of Illinois' disgraced former governor emerged Tuesday from his corruption trial: An insecure bumbler who talked too muc...

Defense Rests In Blagojevich Trial: Rod Blagojevich Will NOT Testify

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

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's surprise decision not to testify after all at his corruption trial is a high-risk gamble that spared the ousted Illi...

Blagojevich Trial: Prosecution Winding Down, Trial Could Be Delayed For One Week

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

CHICAGO — Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich, after presenting more than five weeks of testimony f...

Gerald Krozel, Leader In Illinois Road-Building, Clashes With Blagojevich Defense Attorneys

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

CHICAGO — Prosecutors said Wednesday that a former state official has told them he was on hand for a meeting at which a businessman told Rep. Je...

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...

The Waiting Game: With No Word From Blagojevich Jury, Judge Tells Media 'We Are All In The Same Position'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The jury in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial ended its tenth day of deliberations Tuesday--and don't appear to be any closer to a verdict. As repo...

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: Sam Adam Jr., Defense Attorney, Sweats The Verdict

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Now that closing arguments have wrapped up in the corruption trial of ex-governor Rod Blagojevich, observers across the country can only wait anxiousl...

Blagojevich's Defense Attorney Clashes With Judge, Could Be Held In Contempt

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Much like a house of worship, a federal courtroom is steeped in traditional rules of decorum; chief among them an unremitting deference to the judge. ...

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: 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...

WATCH: Blagojevich Lawyers Want Trial Delayed, Say Case Has Been Practically 'Destroyed'

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The pace of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial has taken a lot of people by surprise - including, apparently, his own ...

Witnesses: Campaign Cash And State Projects Were Linked Under Blagojevich

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

CHICAGO — A politically connected roadbuilding executive said Tuesday that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich dangled the possibility that he ...

Blagojevich Trial: Mistrial Denied

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The federal judge presiding over the trial of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has quickly dismissed a defense motion for a mistrial. ...

Witness: Blagojevich Tried To Shakedown Rahm Emanuel, Ari Emanuel

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

CHICAGO — A former top aide to Rod Blagojevich testified Monday that the former governor planned to hold up a $2 million grant to a school in th...

Monk Testimony Paints Blagojevich As Stressed, Desperate For Cash

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Juggling the interests of the owner of two horse racing tracks and his former boss, then Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Alonzo "Lon" Monk was feeling the press...

Rod Blagojevich Trial: Opening Statements Paint Very Different Pictures

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was a ruse; a savvy strategic political ploy engineered by a man whose own defense attorney insists has "horrible" judgment. That's how Rod Blagoj...

Sam Adam Jr, Blagojevich's Star Attorney, To Take Center Stage Today At Trial

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

CHICAGO — An attorney for Rod Blagojevich declared Tuesday that the former Illinois governor is an honest man who "didn't take a dime" of illega...

Jason Linkins

Blagojevich's Defense Attorney Plans To Let Him 'Blather' In His Own Defense

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been a while since we checked in on former Illinois Governor/Walking Hair Farm Milorad "Rod" Blagojevich, but he's due to stand trial for all sor...