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Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

10 Corruption Quotes From Illinois Politicians

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.16.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Sometimes a politician's best speech comes on the witness stand. Here is an updated collection of quotes directly from corrupt Illinois politicians, o...

Blago In Prison: One Year Later

Posted 03.15.2013 | Chicago

For jailed ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, what a difference a year makes. It was a year ago Friday the colorful politician left Illinois am...

Thousands Got Illinois-Subsidized Jobs According To Blagojevich, But Who?

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In 2006, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he would give poor teens eight-week summer jobs on community service and highway...

Judge Agrees To Drop 3 Charges Against Blagojevich

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge has dropped three of 23 corruption charges against ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Prosecutors requested the mo...

Blagojevich Charges Tossed? Feds Move To Dismiss Three Counts Against Former Illinois Governor

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors asked a judge for permission Wednesday to dismiss racketeering charges against ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevic...

Blagojevich Jurors To Begin 8th Day Of Deliberations, No Verdict Yet

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors have ended their seventh day of deliberations at the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich without announcin...

Blagojevich Juror Describes Experience, Supports Retrial

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following Tuesday's verdict in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial, Judge James Zagel released names of the jury to the media. Within an hour, the 12...

Some Jurors Glad Blagojevich Will Be Tried Again

AP | MICHAEL TARM and KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors aren't alone in wanting a retrial after the jury deadlocked on all but one count at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blago...

Blagojevich Verdict

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Blagojevich Corruption Has Not Changed Rules For Senate Appointments In Other States

AP | KATHLEEN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Lawmakers in at least 15 states backed stripping governors of their power to fill U.S. Senate vacancies after former Illinois G...

STREET ART: Chicago's Ray 'CRO' Noland

ArtSlant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Chicago, July 2010 -- Ray Noland is perhaps better known here in Chicago as CRO, the street name of this artist whose work can be seen all over Chicag...

Blagojevich Lawyers Say They Will Go To Supreme Court If They Can't Get Trial Postponed

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected the latest defense efforts to delay former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impending corruption trial ...

Blagojevich Trial A Distant, Unwanted Headache For Obama

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The corruption trial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich – for allegedly trying to sell President Barack Obama's own Senate ...

Blagojevich Defense Moves To Subpoena President Obama

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Defense lawyers for Rod Blagojevich have moved to issue a trial subpoena to President Obama, asking him to testify at the former Illinois governor's J...

Rod Blagojevich To Discuss Corruption Case, Says Publicist

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has reiterated his call for federal prosecutors to play all of the secret recordings they used to buil...

Rod Blagojevich Trial: Judge Chides Ex-Governor But Won't Gag Him

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's trial judge accused the talkative former governor on Wednesday of making a "backhanded play for sympathy" in comment...

Rod Blagojevich Trial: Feds Say Releasing Evidence Blueprint Would Not Bias Jurors

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Prosecutors on Tuesday scoffed at a request by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyers to keep a government blueprint of the evidence ag...

Judge Bans Rod Blagojevich From Tweeting During Trial

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich has been all for letting the public know every detail of his legal woes, and today--just before opening statements begin in his federa...

Blago FIRED Again...This Time By Donald Trump

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich has been fired...again. On the fourth episode of Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice," former Illinois governor Blagojevich took th...

Rod Blagojevich On 'Celebrity Apprentice': Fails To Use A Computer, Avoids Chopping Block Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Disgraced ex-gov Rod Blagojevich disgraced himself a little further on Sunday night's episode of "Celebrity Apprentice." On top of alleged corruption...

Obama Administration: Don't Delay Blagojevich Trial

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday refused to delay ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's trial on corruption charges, set to begin next ...

Rod Blagojevich Springfield Portrait: House Denies Funds To Hang Portrait At The Capitol

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- If ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants his portrait to hang in the "Hall of Governors" at the state Capitol, he may have to pay for it himsel...

Blagojevich On Celebrity Apprentice: Uses Sinbad As Fall Guy, Survives Another Week

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich survived another week on Celebrity Apprentice. Sinbad organized a storefront where customers could have their pictures taken with the...

Blagojevich Ran Up $7.2M In Legal Expenses As Governor, Used Taxpayer Money

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Impeached ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich used taxpayer money to fund legal counsel that was of "questionable benefit to the state," a new report found. Acco...

Blagojevich Trial Will Start In June: Defense Request To Push Back To November Denied

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge refused Wednesday to postpone the June start of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial, brushing aside defense...