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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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  • The great school funding con game

    Ladies and gentlemen, friends and neighbors, boys and girls, you are about to witness the ability of human beings to believe almost anything (the willingness to suspend their disbelief, as thespians refer to it) in order to reach a conclusion that defies all logic.
  • Chicago book news: Robert Blagojevich writes book on brother's trial

    Chicago book news: Robert Blagojevich writes book on brother's trial
    "Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom and Justice" by Robert Blagojevich will be published by Northern Illinois University Press April 15. Blagojevich details being named a co-conspirator during his brother Rod's corruption trial and offers a behind-the-...

    2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box

    2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box
    The two aldermen appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel since taking office will face voters for the first time next week, and the results could help determine how strong the mayor's lock will be on the Chicago City Council should he win re-election. On the...

    Threatening letters to Daley, Blagojevich gets man 12 1/2 years

    Threatening letters to Daley, Blagojevich gets man 12 1/2 years
    A River Forest man was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison Tuesday for sending threatening letters to numerous public officials and others. During a sometimes-raucous court hearing, Ronald Haddad Jr., 39, attacked the jury's verdict and argued with U.S....

    A look at governors who left office in disgrace

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation on Friday amid mounting questions and investigations into his fiancée, who was accused of using her position as first lady to enrich herself and benefit private consulting clients. Kitzhaber, 67, was...