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Blagojevich Trial: Prosecution Winding Down, Trial Could Be Delayed For One Week

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

CHICAGO — Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich, after presenting more than five weeks of testimony f...

Blagojevich Trial: Prosecution Rests, Earlier Than Expected

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's lawyers urged the federal judge presiding at his corruption trial on Wednesday to allow them to play more than three...

Blagojevich Trial: Bradley Tusk Explains Blago's Attempt To Shakedown Rahm Emanuel

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A prosecution witness painted a portrait of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as someone who rarely went to the office, was oftentimes hard to reach and who...

University Of Illinois Trustees Testify On Blagojevich Pressure, Influence

Chicago Tribune | Tara Malone, Jodi S. Cohen and Stacy St. Clair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As two of the longest-serving University of Illinois trustees appeared Tuesday before a state panel investigating clout in admissions, the questioning...

Lobbying Belongs on the Reform Agenda

Cindi Canary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cindi Canary

If Illinois ever hopes to sanitize itself from the stench of political corruption, it must expose lobbying to the light of day and demand higher ethical conduct from state lobbyists.

The Sporadically Honorable Gentleman From Illinois (or, "Mr. Burris Goes Out to Lunch")

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"...and here you are, sir: hamburger, medium-rare, and fries. You're sure you don't want anything to drink?"

Who's Who In The Blagojevich Complaint

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

Here's who's who among most of the names behind the letters and numerals prosecutors use to label those players in the Blagojevich case, according to ...

Blago on One of His Favorite Presidents: Richard Nixon

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

It's fitting that Rod Blagojevich was impeached on what would have been the 96th birthday of Richard Nixon, one of his favorite presidents.

Blagojevich: I'm Lawful, 'Feel Free' To Tape Me (VIDEO)

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich responded today to the Chicago Tribune's report that he has been recorded by federal investigators, saying people should "feel f...

Lt. Gov. Quinn: Blagojevich Must "Level" With People

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn demanded today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich immediately explain himself to the public following the Tribune's disclosure that the gove...

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...

Lisa Madigan: 'We Could Have A Lot Of Improvement In The State Of Illinois'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who's considering a run for governor in 2010, isn't exactly giving Gov. Rod Blagojevich a ringing endorsement ...