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Rod Blagojevich Indictment

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.

Chris Kelly Suicide: Feds Don't Want Jury In Blagojevich Trial To Know About Chief Fundraiser's Suicide

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Prosecutors in Chicago are urging a federal judge to bar former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's (blah-GOY'-uh-viches) lawyers from tel...

Blagojevich On Letterman: 'How Come I'm Not A Governor And Paterson Is?' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich made his second appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" Wednesday night, where he brought out his usual self deprecating hu...

Rod Blagojevich Asks Judge To Delay Corruption Trial

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorneys asked a federal judge Thursday to postpone his corruption trial, saying so many uncertainties ...

Gov Met With Laughter, Boos During Talk On Ethics In Politics (VIDEO)

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Samira Said | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit The initial reaction to the news of Rod Blagojevich giving a speech on ethics in politics ...

Rod Blagojevich Arraignment: Blago Back In Court Today

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded not guilty Wednesday to revised federal corruption charges and challenged prosecutors to allow jur...

Rod Blagojevich Arraignment Scheduled For Wednesday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday following new charges filed last week by a federal grand jury. Blagojevich will appear at 11 ...

Blago is The New Media Pinata. A Whacky Devil. Great Fun!

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

Today, after being impeached by the Illinois House, the Senate is hearing evidence to remove Rod Blagojevich, which it will probably do in the next few days.

What if we Held an Impeachment, and Nobody Came?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

For shame, America, impeach a guy over extramarital oral sex, but not waterboarding?

Blagojevich Makes Brief Courthouse Appearance

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON and MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich met with a renowned Chicago criminal lawyer Saturday as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a s...

236.com: How To Get Through A Blagversation: 9 Things To Say About Blago

236.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Rod Blagojevich -- it was the greatest thing ever! For two days. And now? Now we're tired of it. At least the Republican scandals involved closete...

Blagojevich Has More Than $500,000 In Unpaid Legal Bills

Wall Street Journal | THOMAS M. BURTON, ASHBY JONES and DIONNE SEARCEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The criminal complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich alleges that he complained about financial troubles. Those problems include more than $50...

Patti Blagojevich: Illinois's Hardball First Lady

NBC 5 | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

llinois First Lady Patti Blagojevich grew up in the home of a powerful, old-school Chicago alderman, so it's no surprise that she's well-versed in har...

Bob Greenlee, Blagojevich's Deputy Governor, Resigns

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — One of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's top deputies resigned Wednesday after being tied to the rampant corruption scandal surrounding the gover...

Who Did In Blagojevich?

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The demise of Rod Blagojevich continues to make so much news, I almost don't know where to start. Take the man himself. Just how idiotic is it for so...

Harry Reid: "State Of Illinois Is On Kind Of A Bad Run"

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) spoke to the Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich (D) just "a few days ago" about the appointment to succeed...

Blagojevich On Obama: "F**K Him"

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The tapes reveal a two-term governor who no longer wants his job, badly wants cash and is determined to leverage a financial benefit out of his appoin...

Chicago Tribune Editor: Prosecutors Asked Us To Delay Stories On Blagojevich

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune's editor, Gerould Kern, issued a statement today on how the paper had held certain stories about Illinois Gov. Blagojevich during ...

Sam Stein

Rod Blagojevich Arrested: The Damage He Could Do

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The arrest this morning of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has sparked intense discussion in the political universe over how great a taint his ethical f...

US Atty: Blagojevich Went On "A Political Corruption Crime Spree"

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said today that arrested Gov. Rod Blagojevich "has taken us to a truly new low" and went on "a political corruption c...