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  • GUILTY

    A federal jury Monday convicted Rod Blagojevich of sweeping corruption, putting an end to a tragicomic legal and political drama that brought down Illinois' showy and would-be populist former governor. In its 10th day of deliberations, the 11-woman, one-...
  • Blagojevich attorneys consider prison and appeal

    Blagojevich attorneys consider prison and appeal
    Attorneys for Rod Blagojevich, coming off a big defeat this week with his 14-year prison sentence for corruption, are now gearing up for another protracted and difficult fight — an appeal of the former governor's conviction. But the most...
  • Digging a pension hole

    Digging a pension hole
    Illinois' pension system was in precarious enough shape in 1994 that Democrats and Republicans came together to solve a crisis threatening the state's financial future. The agreement they forged was supposed to take politics out of pension funding by...
  • Ex-lawmaker nearly doubles his pension with one month of work

    All it took for former state Rep. Robert Molaro to nearly double his public pension was spending one month as an aide to Ald. Ed Burke, the powerful chairman of the Chicago City Council's Finance Committee. Among Molaro's duties: Write a 19-page white...
  • Blagojevich seeks drug treatment in prison

    Blagojevich seeks drug treatment in prison
    Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants to enroll in a substance-abuse program at a federal prison outside of Denver, a move that could shave up to a year off of his prison sentence. Blagojevich’s legal team, however, has downplayed the...
  • Renowned Northwestern prof Protess to retire

    Renowned Northwestern prof Protess to retire
    A controversial Northwestern University journalism professor who started a landmark program to investigate wrongful convictions will retire at the end of August, the school announced today. David Protess, one of the university’s most nationally...
  • Other Illinois governors in legal trouble since 1901

    William Stratton, Republican governor from 1953 to 1961, was acquitted in 1965 of income tax evasion charges stemming from the way he spent some of his campaign cash. Otto Kerner, Democratic governor from 1961 to 1968, was convicted of bribery,...
  • Quinn: Blagojevich conviction 'serious day for our state'

    Quinn: Blagojevich conviction 'serious day for our state'
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who assumed office after Blagojevich's impeachment, said today’s guilty verdict marks "a serious day for our state." Quinn said Blagojevich's corruption conviction, along with that of previous Gov. George Ryan,...
  • Fitzgerald: Public interest 'vindicated'

    It couldn't have started more dramatically. A 6 a.m. arrest of a sitting governor at his home, followed by uncharacteristically strong remarks by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who famously described Rod Blagojevich as carrying out a "political...
  • Lura Lynn Ryan hospitalized in 'grave' condition

    Lura Lynn Ryan hospitalized in 'grave' condition
    The wife of imprisoned former Governor George Ryan has been in the hospital since Friday and is in "grave" condition, according to Ryan's lawyer. Lura Lynn Ryan, who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, is in Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee...
  • George Ryan, released from prison, at wife's side when she died

    George Ryan, released from prison, at wife's side when she died
    Former Gov. George Ryan was with his ailing wife Lura Lynn as she was taken off a respirator and died at a Kankakee hospital Monday. Ryan was temporarily released from prison in Terre Haute, Ind. so he could be at her bedside during her final hours,...