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Judges Hear Arguments In Blagojevich's Appeal

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 12.13.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal judges considering an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have pressed lawyers to differentiate between...

Blagojevich-Linked Figure Gets 27 Months

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.30.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A building contractor who says a seductive but unsavory world of the rich and the powerful in Illinois led him astray was sentenced We...

Patti Blagojevich Shares A Touching E-mail From Her Husband

Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

Even as former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich remains behind bars, serving a 14-year prison sentence outside Denver, he hasn't forgotten the love of hi...

Report: Tollway Funds Used To Balance State Budget Under Blago

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

A report released Thursday revealed that tens of millions of dollars of revenue taken in by the Illinois Tollway were illegally diverted to state coff...

Airline Offers Blagojevich-Themed 'Escape' Flight Sale

Posted 03.22.2012 | Chicago

Florida-based Spirit Airlines is no stranger to Blagojevich-themed ad campaigns -- they've previously run "'F-ing Golden" and "Slammer Sale" promotion...

WATCH: Schock Says Obama 'Team' Elected Blagojevich

Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Tuesday and criticized President Obama's ties to what he called the "Chicago machine...

Report: Blagojevich High-Fived Other Inmates On First Day In Prison

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich entered federal prison in Colorado Thursday, where he has been sentenced to spend the next 14 years. Befo...

WATCH: Before Prison, Blagojevich Grabs A Patty Melt

AP | Posted 03.15.2012 | Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich didn't appear in a hurry to report to prison. He stopped for lunch at a 50's-style restauran...

WATCH: Blagojevich Has Lunch Before Prison In Denver

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich stepped off a plane in Colorado on Thursday and headed to a federal prison to begin a 14-year sentence for corru...

JAILHOUSE ROD: Blagojevich Reports To Prison

AP | MICHAEL TARM and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

LITTLETON, Colo. — Convicted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich never allowed himself to even think about spending the next decade of his life behind...

On Last Day Free, Blagojevich To Offer Last Word

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich embraced the public spotlight one last time Wednesday, claiming on the day before he reports to p...

Prison-Bound Blagojevich Schedules Primetime Farewell

Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will squeeze in one last media appearance before heading to Colorado this week, where he will serve a 14-year...

Blagojevich To Speak With Media Before Reporting To Prison

Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

A spokesman for Rod Blagojevich said this week that the former Illinois Governor plans to address the public one more time before he leaves Chicago to...

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 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 ...

Any Defiance Could Hurt Blagojevich During Sentencing

AP | By MICHAEL TARM | Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- As Rod Blagojevich steps before a sentencing judge, the impeached Illinois governor might do well to suppress the cocksure, perpetual campa...

Judge Says Blagojevich Sentencing Could Take 2 Days

Posted 12.02.2011 | Chicago

A federal judge who will decide the fate of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich next week told attorneys Friday that it will likely take two days...

Feds: Blagojevich Should Get 15-20 Years In Prison

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich deserves a sentence of 15 to 20 years in prison on his multiple corruption convictions for misusing the power of his o...

Blagojevich's Law License Suspended By State High Court

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's license to practice law. The court acted Wednes...

Blagojevich's Home Hits The Market At $1.07 Million

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

The Ravenswood Manor home of convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now officially on the market and up for grabs -- with a $1.07 million price tag....

Blagojevich Likely To Lose Law License

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

A watchdog agency that monitors lawyers has called for Rod Blagojevich's law license to be suspended, a move seen as a likely precursor to the former ...

WATCH: Feds Want Harsh Sentence For Blagojevich

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Update: The U.S. Attorney's Office issued a statement Thursday in response to news reports about former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's possible s...

Blagojevich Jurors Continue Deliberations

AP | Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors have resumed deliberating on the fate of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich). Monday is the six day that ...

Blagojevich Retrial: Reasonable Doubt

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.14.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

I'm still scratching my head over the retrial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich now that it's over as we all await the jury's verdict on some 20 counts.

Prosecution Wrapping Up Case Against Blagojevich

AP | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The ball will soon be in Rod Blagojevich's court at the ousted Illinois governor's corruption retrial. Prosecutors are expected to wr...