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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.

Robert Blagojevich Writing A Book About Brother, Ex-Governor Rod

AP | Posted 09.06.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother says he's writing a book about his own three-year-long legal ordeal that resulted...

Blagojevich's Brother Weighs In On Fitzgerald's Resignation

Posted 05.25.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's brother Robert had some harsh words in response to the news that the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted them both...

Blago's Brother Free, But Testimony Showed He Was No Dope

Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Janan Hanna

Robert Blagojevich traveled in sophisticated circles. He likely knows very well what pay-to-play is, and knows too that politics permeates all relationships -- personal and professional.

Blagojevich: Focus on Sentencing, Not a Retrial

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Let's move forward, US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, and spend the public's limited tax dollars and limited resources on catching some other bad guys. You did what you said you would do.

One Blagojevich Too Many

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

It's time for the feds to cut Robert Blagojevich loose. Let the man get back to Tennessee and reclaim what remains of his old life.

Blagojevich Jurors Were Close To Convicting Ex-Gov

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — "Blago on Trial, The Sequel" promises to be as circus-like and nearly as expensive as the first trial of the former Illinois governor....

Blagojevich Trial: Thank the Jury

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Thank the jury in the Blagojevich brothers' trial for their service and 14 days of deliberations. Then, let them alone. Think of the Beatles' song "Let It Be." The jury has spoken.

Blagojevich Trial: Power of the Jury

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In the Blagojevich brothers cases, over a hundred pages of jury instructions were read by Judge James Zagel to the jury right before deliberations began. That is a lot to absorb.

Blagojevich Exclusive: "If I Get Convicted..."

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

"If I get convicted of this, every politician in America should!" That's what former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich told me during a courthouse lunch break.

Blagojevich Defense Seeks To Rest Without Ex Governor Taking The Stand

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

CHICAGO — Since the day federal agents arrested Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor hasn't missed a chance to proclaim his innocence. ...

Blagojevich Brothers On Trial: Robert Takes The Stand

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Robert Blagojevich came to Chicago in the summer of 2008 to help his brother raise campaign funds, conditions were less then ideal. "Rod's brand...

Blagojevich Trial: Defense Beginning, Rod Blagojevich Expected To Take The Stand

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

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's brother testified at the ousted Illinois governor's corruption trial Monday that he had no part in alleged plans to ...

Blagojevich Brothers Will Face Trial Together, Judge Rules

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The brother of ex-governor Rod Blagojevich had asked to be tried separately. But Judge James Zagel denied that request Wednesday....

Robert Blagojevich Seeks Separate Trial

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One day after federal prosecutors released their full case against Rod Blagojevich, the former governor's brother -- who's named as a co-defendant -- ...

Monk Testimony Paints Blagojevich As Stressed, Desperate For Cash

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Juggling the interests of the owner of two horse racing tracks and his former boss, then Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Alonzo "Lon" Monk was feeling the press...

Baseball...And Other Stuff: This Week In Pictures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Opening day! Mark Buehrle's play of the decade! Sox! Cubs! Even a win or two! Oh yeah, and there was some other news this week, too. State politics l...

Blago's Brother Contradicts Rod's Wishes: Wants FBI Tapes Suppressed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Although ex-governor Rod Blagojevich has generated a constant stream of publicity for himself and his June 3 trial, his co-defendant is much quieter: ...

Blagojevich Trial: Prosecutors Seek To File Crucial Documents In Secret

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of former governor Rod Blagojevich have asked Judge James Zagel to allow them to file a crucial document in secret. ...

Robert Blagojevich Pleads Not Guilty, Wants His 'Name Back'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Minutes before he entered a "not guilty" plea in federal court this morning, Robert Blagojevich said he agrees with his brother's position -- made pub...

Rod Blagojevich Reindicted: Charges Do Not Rely On 'Honest Services' Statute

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich was reindicted Thursday, as prosecutors try to keep an upcoming decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on "honest services" fraud from d...

Blagojevich Brother Wants 'Intimate' Phone Conversations Blocked

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich's brother is asking a judge to keep private hundreds of "intimate" phone calls he argues the FBI wrongly intercepted as part of its in...

Blagojevich's Brother Wants Own Trial As Power Broker Cellini Cut Loose

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A millionaire power broker who was to go to trial on corruption charges alongside ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was dropped Mon...

Blagojevich Brother Speaks Out: I Am Not A Criminal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The brother of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he isn't a criminal and the federal wire fraud charges against him are unfair...

Blago: Brother's Taped Call With Burris Shows 'Nothing Inappropriate'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says a recently released phone conversation taped secretly by federal authorities shows his broth...