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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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  • Staging: Blago's Stepford props

     
    The Chicagoist provides a hilarious readout on the expressions of the props at the Blago press conference today. Read it here....
  • Video: Blago, defiant

     
    The video hit of the day is Blagojevich's press conference, in which he explains that he is being impeached for all the good things he did. Also today, the Burris nomination was thrown back into limbo when an Illinois court...

    David Axelrod's new WH painting

     
    By John McCormick When David Axelrod moves into his West Wing office next week, he will have a new painting to hang on the wall as he starts a new chapter in his life as a senior advisor to Barack...

    Obama: Stimulus not as big as some want

     
    by Frank James President-elect Barack Obama said he expected his economic stimulus package wouldn't be near the top end of economists estimates because of growing concerns about federal deficits. At a Washington press conference where he announced his...

    What Does This Button Do?

     
    Climate systems seem to be one of the biggest culprits in the production of mysterious buttons. We've seen strange buttons that try to tackle allergies or even remove odors, so conveying that into a tiny button often results in confusing...