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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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  • Hastert's Prairie Parkway push: FOX eyes

     
    by Mark Silva The former speaker of the House, Republican Dennis Hastert, is among the subjects of a FOX News Channel examination of questionable "earmarks'' in federal spending. His earmark: the Prairie Parkway that runs near land he owned west...
  • Barack Obama: Tony Rezko 'a sad story'

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Barack Obama, calling the saga of convicted Chicago power broker Tony Rezko "a sad story,'' suggests that he has had plenty to say already about any support that he had drawn from Rezko in the past...

    Obama tours Illinois flood area

     
    by Christi Parsons Barack Obama will tour flooding in downstate Illinois on Saturday, joining local officials for a briefing and then volunteering at a sandbag station. The stop was added to the Democratic presidential candidate's schedule this morning,...

    In Chicago, Obama meets governors

     
    This item will be updated throughout the morning. by John McCormick In a show of unity, Sen. Barack Obama met this morning with 16 Democratic governors, a group that included several potential running mates and at least a few past...

    Rezko trial almost included more Obama

     
    by Katie Fretland Recently unsealed court documents show that federal prosecutors considered presenting more evidence about campaign contributions to Barack Obama at the trial of Antoin "Tony Rezko," but decided against it. Rezko, a longtime contributor...