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Blagojevich Probe

Blago Confidante Christopher Kelly's Dying Words Before Overdose: 'Tell Them They Won'

Chicago Tribune | John Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Christopher Kelly was being treated for a fatal overdose, the political fundraiser who was being pressured to testify against ex- Gov. Rod Blagojev...

Feds Interview Jesse Jackson Jr. In Blagojevich Probe

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI AND FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal authorities have asked U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson (D.-Ill) why former Gov. Rod Blagojevich believed he would get campaign cash in exchange for ap...

Robert Weinstein: Doctor Tied To Blagojevich Probe Pleads Guilty To Hiding $3M From IRS

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The business partner of a key witness in the federal investigation of corruption under former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has pleade...

Blagojevich Probe Looking At O'Hare, City Contracts

Chicago Sun-Times | CAROL MARIN, TIM NOVAK AND CHRIS FUSCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal authorities are investigating five construction companies that collectively have gotten hundreds of millions of dollars in construction work a...

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, Prosecution Likely To Want Same Witnesses At Criminal Trial

Chicago Tribune | David Heinzmann and Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich last week repeatedly attacked the fairness of his impeachment trial, complaining he couldn't call witnesses to buttress hi...

Federal Prosecutors Granted More Time To Indict Blagojevich

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — State legislators weighing evidence against Gov. Rod Blagojevich may finish their work before getting any tapes of the governor's conv...

Feds Interest In Blagojevich Dates To 2003

Chicago Tribune | John Chase and Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal investigators probing hiring irregularities in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration were seeking detailed personnel records dating back to ev...

Prosecutor Limits Blagojevich Impeachment Probe

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Federal prosecutors have asked an Illinois House impeachment committee not to delve into the criminal charges against Gov. R...

Obama Report Has Little Bearing On Blagojevich Prosecution

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A report that says President-elect Barack Obama or his staff never discussed a deal with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill Obama's...

Jesse Jackson Jr, Blagojevich And The Feds: A Timeline

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

So just what did Jackson know about Blagojevich, and when did he know it? And what did the feds know about Jackson? Here's a timeline of those events...

Raghuveer Nayak: Blagojevich, Jackson Emissary Identified, Seeks Immunity

Chicago Tribune | David Kidwell and John Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A key figure in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's alleged scheme to sell a U.S. Senate seat has sought immunity from federal authorities in return for his cooper...

Emanuel Stays Out Of Replacement Race After Blagojevich Scandal

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel's role in attempting to influence Gov. Blagojevich's choice of a U.S. Senate replacement for President-elect Barack Obama could impact th...

Case Against Blagojevich 'Weak,' Media On 'Witch Hunt': Lawyer (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lead attorney described the case against his client as a "fairytale" and said the press is on a "witch hunt" in an interview wi...

Emanuel Had Direct Talks With Blagojevich But No Wrongdoing: Report

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had a deeper involvement in pressing for a U.S. Senate seat appointment than previ...

Obama: 'Frustrating' To Not Address Blagojevich Rumors (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama said Wednesday he was anxious to correct the record on his transition team's involvement with Gov. Rod Blagojevich and d...

Emanuel Pushed Jarrett For Senate: Report

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki and Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, was pushing for Obama's successor just days after the Nov. 4 election, sources t...

Multinational Cement Company Involved In Blagojevich Investigation

Crain's Chicago Business | Robert Herguth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The parent company of a major cement supplier in the Chicago area is cooperating with federal authorities investigating alleged corruption under Gov. ...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Talking With Feds About Blagojevich Since Summer

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Shortly after his 2002 election, Gov. Rod Blagojevich told Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. he didn't appoint the congressman's wife for lottery...

Court Can't Remove Blagojevich: Former Justice

Daily Herald | Jake Griffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Louis Rathje believes Attorney General Lisa Madigan's request for the state's highest court to remove Gov. Rod B...

Blagojevich Open To Special Election For Obama's Seat: Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco and Dave McKinney and Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Should he stay in office, Gov. Blagojevich is warming to the idea of holding a special election for President-elect Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate ...

Ed Genson: Blagojevich Lawyer Dubbed The 'Devils' Advocate'

Chicago Magazine | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To people accused of doing bad things--embezzling millions, bribing judges, putting a bullet in someone's head--Ed Genson may be the go-to lawyer in t...

Blagojevich Staff Mass Resignation Rumored

ABC 7 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Staffers for Gov. Rod Blagojevich are urging their boss to resign and considering mass resignations, ABC 7's Ben Bradley reports: Top aides to the ...

New AG Holder May Have Conflict In Blagojevich Probe

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — If confirmed as attorney general, Eric Holder may have to consider removing himself from overseeing the Chicago corruption probe th...

What The Blagojevich Charges Mean For Daley

Time | Eric Ferkenhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It shouldn't come as any surprise that, in the wake of the shocking allegations against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, observers almost immediatel...