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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: More than 33 years and 1,600 miles separate Dan Walker from his days in the governor's mansion...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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....
  • Gov. Quinn says post-Blagojevich stability his greatest accomplishment

     Gov. Quinn says post-Blagojevich stability his greatest accomplishment
    As Gov. Pat Quinn prepares to leave the state's top job, he's worried about Illinois losing a prominent progressive voice and suggested his legacy is not defined by an electoral defeat, but his effort to stabilize Illinois at one of the lowest points in...
  • Rauner keeps first openly gay state agency director

    Rauner keeps first openly gay state agency director
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner announced late Friday that he would keep Rocco Claps, the first openly gay state agency director, as head of the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Claps was first appointed to the post in 2003 under now-imprisoned ex-Gov....