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Rod Blagojevich Corruption

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...

Judges Hear Arguments In Blagojevich's Appeal

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 12.13.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal judges considering an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have pressed lawyers to differentiate between...

Excerpt: 'Only in Chicago'

Natasha Korecki | Posted 11.26.2013 | Chicago
Natasha Korecki

Throughout Harris's testimony, jurors heard how Blagojevich spent his days as governor. He passed much of his time at his home, ordering two state-paid workers to research future high-paying jobs for him. The secret recordings revealed that the plotting was constant.

Report: Blagojevich High-Fived Other Inmates On First Day In Prison

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich entered federal prison in Colorado Thursday, where he has been sentenced to spend the next 14 years. Befo...

WATCH: Blagojevich Has Lunch Before Prison In Denver

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich stepped off a plane in Colorado on Thursday and headed to a federal prison to begin a 14-year sentence for corru...

JAILHOUSE ROD: Blagojevich Reports To Prison

AP | MICHAEL TARM and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

LITTLETON, Colo. — Convicted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich never allowed himself to even think about spending the next decade of his life behind...

On Last Day Free, Blagojevich To Offer Last Word

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich embraced the public spotlight one last time Wednesday, claiming on the day before he reports to p...

Prison-Bound Blagojevich Schedules Primetime Farewell

Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will squeeze in one last media appearance before heading to Colorado this week, where he will serve a 14-year...

Blagojevich To Speak With Media Before Reporting To Prison

Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

A spokesman for Rod Blagojevich said this week that the former Illinois Governor plans to address the public one more time before he leaves Chicago to...

Feds Dig Into Blagojevich Pension

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 01.10.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Federal prosecutors are digging for data about convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's potential pension income in advance o...

Prosecutor: William Cellini Trial About 'Abuse Of Power'

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A mega-millionaire who for decades stayed in the shadows of Illinois power even as he wielded enormous influence looked on Wednesday a...

Blagojevich Likely To Lose Law License

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

A watchdog agency that monitors lawyers has called for Rod Blagojevich's law license to be suspended, a move seen as a likely precursor to the former ...

WATCH: Your Day In Politics News

Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) formally declared her candidacy for president of the United States on Monday. Lawmakers in Washington are still workin...

Blagojevich Rips Tax Hike, Madigan Spokesman Calls Him A 'Sociopath'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Besides his taped, profanity-laced conversations and impeachment, Rod Blagojevich is remembered for keeping a lid on the state income t...

Jim Edgar: State Needs Rod Blagojevich Saga To End

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The only one of Illinois' last three former governors who hasn't been indicted says the state's image and its finances have be...

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 Jurors Deliberate, Enjoying Privacy

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors deciding if former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich tried to sell President Barack Obama's old Senate seat were out of sight Thurs...

Blagojevich: Corruption Trial 'Big Continuous Headache'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says his corruption trial has been a big headache. As the ousted governor headed to lunch Tuesda...

Blagojevich Asks 'How's My Tie?' Outside Of Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — If Rod Blagojevich is feeling sheepish about recent testimony that he spent lavishly on clothes, it hasn't shown. As he headed to his...

Robert Blagojevich Will Not Face Retrial

AP | MICHAEL TARM AND DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — By dropping all charges against Rod Blagojevich's brother on Thursday, the federal government removed what had become an obstacle to t...

John Harris: Rod Blagojevich Wondered What He Could Get For Obama's Senate Seat

AP | MICHAEL TARM and DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — At times agitated, excited or profane, Rod Blagojevich sorted through ways he could benefit personally from the U.S. Senate seat vacat...

Prosecutors To Judge Zagel: Muzzle Rod Blagojevich

The Blago Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the first time since Rod Blagojevich began his mega-media blitz in 2009, federal prosecutors have asked the trial's presiding judge to slap a muzz...

Source: Jurors Violated Judge's Order In Blagojevich Trial

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Potential jurors waiting to be questioned in Rod Blagojevich's case discussed the trial's news coverage with each other last week, apparently flouting...

Judge To Blago: Sit Still And Stop Gesturing During Trial

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

CHICAGO — A federal judge is warning former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to sit still and control his emotions during his corruption trial. Pr...

Alonzo "Lon" Monk, Blagojevich Friend And Top Aide, To Testify Today

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

CHICAGO — A key government witness painted a picture of subterfuge and greed in Rod Blagojevich's inner circle on Wednesday, including a scheme ...