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Blagojevich Senate Trial

Blagojevich Called Impeachment Trial 'A Hijacking,' Majority Of Voters Disagree

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In interview after interview, Rod Blagojevich likened the Illinois Senate trial that made him the first governor in state history to be removed from o...

Blagojevich Back In Chicago After Pleading Case At Trial

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has arrived home in Chicago after pleading his case before senators in Springfield who are deciding whether to remove hi...

Senate Votes To Remove Blagojevich From Office, 59-0

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office Thursday without a single lawmaker coming to his defense, brought down by a go...

Blagojevich's Final Plea: Will Give Closing Argument At Impeachment Trial Thursday

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked to make a statement at the impeachment trial he has so far avoided, but still refuses to answ...

BLAGOJEVICH MAKING STATEMENT: WATCH LIVE

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich was convicted by the Illinois Senate 59-0 Thursday, immediately stripping the impeached governor of power and banning him from ever ho...

Senator Hendon Questions Fairness Of Blagojevich Trial

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- As the impeachment tribunal of Gov. Blagojevich got off to a sleepy start Monday with the governor performing on Broadway instead of at...

Durbin: Barbara Walters Not On Blago's Jury

State Journal-Register | Rhys Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"That's the governor's choice as to what he does with his time, but Barbara Walters is not on his jury," [U.S. Sen. Dick] Durbin said. "Fifty-nine Ill...

Blagojevich Tapes Played At Impeachment Trial As Governor Continues Media Blitz

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich was hundreds of miles away, but his voice captivated the Illinois Senate Tuesday as impeachment prosecu...

Blagojevich Impeachment Trial Underway As Governor Takes Case To Media

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment trial opened Monday with a vacant chair reserved for the governor, who boycotted the proc...

Blagojevich: Impeachment Trial An Unconstitutional Hanging (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich likened his upcoming Senate trial to "a hanging" Friday and said that he will boycott the proceedings because ...

Senate President Cullerton: Emanuel Of 'Minimal Value' To Blago

Chicago Tribune | Eric Zorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Blagojevich has invoked the name of new White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel numerous times today, saying he wants to summon Emanuel to the witnes...

Blagojevich Lawyer Expects Senate To Convict Governor

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's criminal defense attorney Edward Genson said today that he expects the governor to be convicted and removed from office at next...

Blagojevich Won't Attempt To Derail Impeachment Trial: Sun-Times

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

Gov. Blagojevich's legal team has no plans to file a lawsuit to block his Illinois Senate impeachment trial -- though his lawyers considered that mane...

Blagojevich To Preside Over Senate That Will Try Him

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Hours after impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich convened a new Illinois Senate and urged lawmakers to "find the truth," senators ...

David Ellis Named Blagojevich Impeachment Prosecutor

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The state Senate that will decide whether to throw impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich out of office will be sworn in Wednesday b...

Blagojevich Impeachment: Gov. Swears In Senate, Then Members Begin His Trial

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A surreal scenario is expected to play out Wednesday in the Illinois Senate: Against a ceremonial backdrop of pomp and circumstance, Democratic Gov. R...

BLAGOJEVICH IMPEACHED: What Happens Now? (WATCH VOTE)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In an unprecedented action, the Illinois House voted 114-0 to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich Friday. Rep. Milton Patterson (D-Chicago) was the lone vote...