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Tony Rezko Sentenced On Separate Fraud Conviction

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An imprisoned former fundraiser for Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to a wire fraud scheme unrelated to t...

Blagojevich Ally To Appeal Conviction, Sentence

AP | By NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Attorneys for a former top fundraiser for Rod Blagojevich announced plans Tuesday to appeal his corruption-related convictions and 10 1/2-...

Blagojevich Adopts A Dog As Sentencing Hearing Nears

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

With his sentencing hearing beginning Tuesday, convicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich spent his last free weekend quietly with his family ...

Prosecutors Hope Rezko Sentence Sends A Message

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 01.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Prosecutors say the harsh 10 1/2-year prison sentence handed to a former fundraiser for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich should send a mes...

Former Blagojevich Fundraiser Gets 10 1/2 Years In Prison

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A former top fundraiser for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich, convicted of pressuring firms for kickbacks as part of a political pay-to-pl...

Former Blagojevich Fundraiser To Be Sentenced

AP | TAMMY WEBBER and KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 01.22.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A former top fundraiser for Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Tuesday to 10 1/2 years in prison for pressuring businesses for millions in ...

Rezko Wants Out Of Jail, Says He Was ‘Shocked' By Blagojevich Request

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

In court papers asking a judge to free him from jail later this month rather than having to do more time, convicted political fund-raiser Tony Rezko s...

Former Clinton, Gore Fundraiser Sentenced For Involvement With Blagojevich Scheme

Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

Joseph Cari, a former Democratic fundraising mastermind, was sentenced to three years' probation in federal court Tuesday, as part of the corruption s...

Tony Rezko Gave Luis Gutierrez Deal On Town House, Sources Say

Chicago Sun-Times | Shutdown Corner, the Yahoo! Sports NFL Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Convicted political fixer Tony Rezko gave U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez free upgrades on a riverfront town house after the congressman asked for them, Guti...

Tony Rezko Sentencing Date Set, Will Challenge 'Honest Services' Convictions

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A lawyer for a former fundraiser of impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Thursday his client will join a growing list of figures seekin...

Quinn Picks Jack Lavin As New Chief Of Staff

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn appointed a new chief of staff this week, turning to a figure with whom he has a long professional history. Jack Lavin go...

Tony Rezko's Lawyers Want Conviction Overturned, New Trial

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Attorneys for a former fundraiser of impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich have filed a motion asking for a new trial for their client. In a...

Report: Giannoulias Family Bank Gave Tony Rezko Another Big Loan

Chicago Sun-Times | One Citizen Speaking... | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By February 2006, businessman and political fixer Tony Rezko was already politically radioactive, caught up in a federal investigation that would see ...

Blagojevich Trial Hasn't Filled In The Blanks

New York Times | JAMES WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Rod Blagojevich's lawyer declared to the jury in his closing argument last week, "Think about it." He wanted jurors to consider what he thinks is s...

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...

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...

Blagojevich Trial: Ex Gov Was All About The Benjamins

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Living beyond his means, frustrated by his station in life as a $170,000-a-year public servant and sounding jealous and contemptuous of Barack Obama, ...

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...

Blagojevich Trial: Rezko's Role In Pay-To-Play Schemes Highlighted

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ali Ata was repeatedly told that he was a "team player." He contributed handsomely to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund and was rewarded w...

The Blagojevich Trial: The Sum of Its Parts Is Not Greater Than the Whole

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

The information in this case is overwhelming -- that is why I am shocked that Blagojevich is required to begin trial just a year and a half after his arrest.

Blagojevich Trial: Tony Rezko Not On Prosecution Witness List

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once a prolific fund-raiser for Rod Blagojevich and Barack Obama, Tony Rezko is one of the most recognizable figures in the Blagojevich legal saga. Y...

Blago Trial Tactics Won't Work

Edwin Eisendrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edwin Eisendrath

Criminal trials are supposed to be about the facts and the law. The corruption trial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich will be about neither.

Is David Axelrod Trying to Muscle Alexi G Out of the Senate Race?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

For Alexi Giannoulias's Republican opponent, Mark Kirk, opposition research consists of looking up recent stories in the Chicago dailies.

Alexi Giannoulias Gets 'Strong Support' From White House During Visit, Adds Top Obama Fundraiser To Campaign (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias' Tuesday trip to the White House was a productive one. Not only did the Democratic Senate candidate attend the Greek Independence Da...

Alexi Giannoulias' Broadway Bank Problem: New Website, Newspaper Meetings Seek To Clear The Air

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

US Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is hoping to clear the air about his role at his family's Broadway Bank, as he faces increased criticism from op...