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  • Judge gives Blagojevich 14 years: ‘When governor goes bad, fabric of Illinois is torn’

     
    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison and fined $20,000 for what U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald famously referred to as a …...
  • Fitzgerald lays 'Lincoln's grave' assertion to rest

     
    Tribune photo by Josť M. Osorio (2007) Good for Patrick Fitzgerald, finally expressing regret for his least honorable moment in office — the news conference 31/2 years ago at which he unleashed his inner newspaper columnist. Federal authorities...
  • Crest Hill man convicted on child porn charges

     
    Herald News reports: Mark McGill, 27, was found guilty of one count of distribution and one count of possession of child pornography for using his …...
  • Guess what? We’re having a surmise party

     
    Sunday's print column Tribune graphic by Michael Miner The long-term national forecast calls for heavy speculation with intermittent innuendo and a chance of sophistry. In the hotly controversial case involving the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon...
  • The Blago memos : Let's make a deal

     
    Unsolicited advice from the back of the courtroom Memo to U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald: First, let Blago's brother go. Yeah, Robert Blagojevich allowed himself to get sucked into his younger brother Rod's sleazy vortex of madness in the fall of......
  • Parsing Blago

     
    From the transcript of Rod Blagojevich's appearance on Fox News Sunday: In the second round, we're going to put a defense on, I'm certain. And in that particular case, you know, we're going to call witnesses like Rahm Emanuel, Senator......
  • Sparing Rob Blagojevich

     
    Anyone who thinks of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as a modern Javert, an overzealous prosecutor with an unseemly taste for blood, is going to have to reevaluate. His decision to drop all the charges against Robert Blagojevich shows a commendable......
  • Quinn's embattled prisons chief to leave for new job

     
    Posted by Monique Garcia and Ray Long at 12:01 a.m.; updated at 9:55 a.m. with Quinn statement The state prisons chief who took the blame for a botched prisoner early release program under Gov. Pat Quinn is resigning as the......
  • Closing arguments done in Emanuel residency hearing

     
    Updated at 5:45 p.m. by Jeff Coen with closing arguments Closing arguments are now done in the Rahm Emanuel mayoral ballot challenge hearing, with the hearing officer's recommendation expected next week. Attorney Kevin Forde spoke for Emanuel, reminding...
  • Dispatch from inside Robert Blagojevich's doghouse

     
    From Carol Felsenthal's interview with Robert Blagojevich in Chicago Magazine: CF: So you’re in Nashville [Rob and wife Julie moved back there last summer], and you tell me you’re disillusioned with the news media and you get your news mostly....
  • What if...?

     
    I know, I know. Woulda, coulda, shoulda … But ask yourself: What if, back in early 2002, then-Mayor Richard Daley had shown a bit of loyalty, leadership and courage during the Democratic primary race for governor? He very well could......