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Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich
Rod R. Blagojevich was the 40th governor of Illinois. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. Blagojevich was born in Chicago in 1956. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 and earned his law degree from Pepperdine in 1983. Prior to being elected governor, Blagojevich was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. On December 9, 2008, Blagojevich was arrested for political corruption. The Illinois House of Representatives impeached him, and the Senate voted on January 29, 2009, to remove him from office.
Rod R. Blagojevich was the 40th governor of Illinois. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. Blagojevich was born in Chicago in 1956. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 and earned his law degree from Pepperdine in 1983. Prior to being elected governor, Blagojevich was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. On December 9, 2008, Blagojevich was arrested for political corruption. The Illinois House of Representatives impeached him, and the Senate voted on January 29, 2009, to remove him from office. « Show less

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  • Put an asterisk by Dan Walker's name

    Put an asterisk by Dan Walker's name
    News this morning of the death of former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker at age 92 prompts me to re-post the column I wrote after interviewing him in July, 2010:
  • US judge who approved wiretaps of Blagojevich retiring

    A 68-year-old judge who approved investigators' request to secretly record then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is retiring. The U.S. District Court for northern Illinois announced James Holderman's retirement Monday. President Ronald Reagan nominated him...

    Why is Blago's appeal dragging on and on?

    Why is Blago's appeal dragging on and on?
    It's been three years since former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich started his 14-year prison sentence for political corruption, including trying to sell Barack Obama's soon to be vacated U.S. Senate seat. The earliest he is expected to get out of prison is...

    Rod Blagojevich reacts to Jesse Jackson Jr.'s release from prison

    Rod Blagojevich reacts to Jesse Jackson Jr.'s release from prison
    Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from prison this week while former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich  languishes in jail with a long time left to go for his release. Sometimes life just ain't fair for the crooked.

    Mayor: 'Good Wife' wrong about Evanston politics

    Mayor: 'Good Wife' wrong about Evanston politics
    Evanston's mayor took to Twitter to stick up for her city's liberal credentials this week after The CBS drama "The Good Wife" portrayed it as a hot bed of conservatism. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl aimed her message at the writers of the program after...