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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.

Christopher Kelly OD'ed On Pain Killers, No Rat Poision: Toxicology Report

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Political fundraiser Christopher Kelly died after taking an overdose of pain medications, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office....

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...

Blagojevich Attends Friend's Funeral, Rips Prosecutors He Blames For The Death

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — To hear ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich tell it, his war with federal prosecutors now has a casualty. In the days since a friend...

Key Blagojevich Aide Killed Himself: Police

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. — The former chief fundraiser for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich tried to commit suicide last week after pleading guilty t...

Blago Friend Christopher Kelly Took Rat Poison, But Killed By Aspirin: Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times | MARK J. KONKOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chris Kelly ingested rat poison and an "extraordinarily large dose of aspirin," a source told the Chicago Sun-Times....

Christopher Kelly May Have Taken Rat Poison In Possible Suicide Attempt

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Christopher Kelly placed a mattress in a rented trailer at a suburban lumber yard Friday night, set up photographs of his children around it, then ing...

Blago Confidante's Girlfriend Questioned As Weekend Death Remains Mystery

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Police investigating the death of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's chief fundraiser questioned his girlfriend for more than an hour Monda...

Christopher Kelly, Key Blagojevich Confidante, OD'd Before Death: Mayor

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The investigation into the death of the former chief fundraiser for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich intensified on Sunday as medi...

Blagojevich: 'Pressure' Behind 'My Friend Chris Kelly's Death'

Chicago Tribune | Stacy St. Clair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich today said prosecutors trying to pressure his friend and former fundraiser Christoper Kelly to testify against Blagojevich...

Christopher Kelly Dead: Sources Say Ex-Blagojevich Fundraiser Confirmed Dead

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A former chief fundraiser for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich died Saturday, just days before he was to begin serving at least ei...

Facing Jail And Foreclosure, Blagojevich Confidante Christopher Kelly May Flip

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Longtime Blago adviser, fund-raiser and friend Christopher Kelly, who has been in the government's sights for years, may roll....

Christopher Kelly, Former Blagojevich Fundraiser, Gets 37 Months In Prison

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former chief fundraiser was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for hiding the use of his...

Blagojevich Trial: Co-Defendants John Harris, Christopher Kelly And William Cellini Plead Not-Guilty

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's most recent chief of staff, former chief fundraiser and another Illinois political insider pleaded not g...

Blagojevich To Be Arraigned Tuesday

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arraignment on federal corruption charges has been set for April 14. The federal court schedule indicates that the form...

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....

Former Top Blagojevich Fundraiser Banned From City Business

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

Christopher Kelly -- a major O'Hare International Airport contractor and former fundraiser for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- has been banned from ever do...

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 Fundraiser Christopher Kelly Hit With More Charges

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Prosecutors have turned up the heat on former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former chief fundraiser, charging he paid $450,000 in kickbacks to get inflated c...

Former Blagojevich Confidante Christopher Kelly To Plead Guilty

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

Another card may have fallen in the governor's house of cards. Christopher Kelly - one of Gov. Blagojevich's closest advisers, fund-raisers and friend...