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Blagojevich Pay to Play

Blagojevich Took Yearly Ethics Tests With Pay-To-Play Questions

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVE MCKINNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once a year, Rod Blagojevich, Illinois' now-impeached former governor, would sit down at a computer terminal and type in "RODBLAGOJEVICH1210" -- an ea...

Blagojevich Targeted Tribune Chief Zell For $25,000 Donation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Internal documents from ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign reveal that there was a plan to ask billionaire Tribune Co. Chairman Sa...

Feds Questioning Alderman Mell's Paid Work For Blair Hull's 2004 Senate Bid Done Through Burris Associate

Chicago Sun-Times | CHRIS FUSCO, DAVE MCKINNEY, TIM NOVAK AND NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was widely known that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's father-in-law, Ald. Richard Mell (33rd), was supporting wealthy businessman Blair Hull in the U...

P. Nicholas Hurtgen Pleads Guilty In Scheme Tied To Blagojevich Probe

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A politically connected former investment banker pleaded guilty Wednesday to threatening to deny state permission for a suburban hospi...

Sam Stein

Burris' Ethics Bubble Bursts, Opening Door For Expulsion | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By admitting that he tried, without success, to raise money for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich prior to Blagojevich appointing him to the U.S. Senate, Se...

Blagojevich Pay-To-Play Probe Eyeing Construction Firms

Chicago Sun-Times | Tim Novak And Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As part of their "pay-to-play" probe of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, federal investigators are examining state bid proposals and other records from 18...

Blagojevich Used State Plane To Meet With Campaign Donors

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich took a taxpayer-funded flight to southern Illinois where he attended an unscheduled meeting and raised ...

Burris and Blagojevich: Yes, There is Appearance of Possible Pay-to-Play

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Why is no one paying attention to the money ties between Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Roland Burris, who will soon become the junior U.S. Senator from Illinois?

Blagojevich Charged Lobbyists $10,000 To Meet: Former Rival Topinka

WJBC | Jim Anderson and Eric Stock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former state treasurer Judy Baar Topinka says lobbyists had to pay $10,000 to get to see Governor Blagojevich. Topinka says lobbyists who found the go...

Federal Agents Taped Gov. Blagoejvich: Report

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen, John Chase and David Kidwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal investigators recently made covert tape recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the most dramatic step yet in their corruption investigation of...