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Five Years After the Blagojevich Arrest, Where Are They Now?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Monday marked the five-year anniversary of Rod Blagojevich's arrest. What followed made Illinois a national punch-line and represented a new low point for Illinois politics.

Report: Juror In Cellini Trial Appears To Have Hidden Two Felony Convictions

Chicago Tribune | Annie Sweeney and Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune Reporters | Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

Court officials acknowledged Thursday that information revealed by the Tribune appears to show that a member of the federal jury that convicted Spring...

Alexi Giannoulias Lincoln Hotel Sale: Building Was Worth Much More Than State's Selling Price

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The $6.5 million sale price Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias accepted for a state-owned hotel once tied to indicted political fund-raiser William Cellini n...

Blagojevich Wiretaps To Remain Sealed: Judge

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The federal judge overseeing the corruption case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has formally denied a request by news media to open all sealed do...

Blagojevich Loses His Lawyer, Again

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen and John Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Blagojevich lost a leading criminal-defense lawyer for the second time since his December arrest, as veteran attorney Terence Gillespie said he was bo...

Blagojevich Indicted For Corruption Along With Brother And Top Aides (READ THE CHARGES, BLAGO REACTION VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and five others were indicted Thursday on charges of scheming to auction off President Barack Obama's vacant U.S....

Ties To Indicted Cellini Helped Kill Waukegan Casino Plan

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A key reason that the Illinois Gaming Board rejected a bid to put a casino in Waukegan was that indicted businessman William F. Cellini still stood to...

Cellini Pleads Not Guilty In Federal Corruption Case

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Springfield millionaire William Cellini pleaded not guilty to charges that he plotted with influence peddler Tony Rezko to shakedown a Hollywood busin...

Republican Power Broker Cellini Indicted

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Political insider William F. Cellini Sr. was indicted Thursday on charges of conspiring with convicted fundraiser Tony Rezko to shake down an investme...