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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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  • Ex-CEO of red light camera company pleads not guilty in bribery case

    Ex-CEO of red light camera company pleads not guilty in bribery case
    The former CEO of Chicago's fired red light camera vendor, Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges that she helped orchestrate a decadelong $2million bribery scheme to win and grow the largest automated traffic...
  • Illinois is ready for change

    I have seen enough political ads of late on TV to make me wonder how I will possibly make it until November. But for those who tell us that Bruce Rauner is just too darn good of a businessman, too darn good at investing, just not savvy enough of a...
  • Doctor gets 6 months in jail in Medicare kickback scheme

    A longtime Little Village doctor was sentenced to 6 months in prison Wednesday for his role in an elaborate Medicare kickback scheme at a now-shuttered Chicago hospital. Dr. Subir Maitra, 74, became the first defendant sentenced in the alleged scheme at...
  • Quinn, Vallas, Rauner and the class war card

    Quinn, Vallas, Rauner and the class war card
    Is Republican Bruce Rauner too rich to be governor of Illinois? "Yes," said Democrat Paul Vallas, campaigning for lieutenant governor with incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn. And there it was, public affirmation of what has become the center of Quinn's...
  • The McDonnells' legal battles are far from over

    RICHMOND — Bob and Maureen McDonnell's legal battle is far from over. The process that will determine their fate, and set legal precedents for other politicians, may still take years. It could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. But...
  • Quinn, Rauner ad war at full throttle

    Quinn, Rauner ad war at full throttle
    Labor Day traditionally has marked the kickoff of the fall campaign season, but the heated race for governor between Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made the holiday little more than an election-year speed bump. For...
  • Quinn grants 38 clemency petitions

    Quinn grants 38 clemency petitions
    Gov. Pat Quinn has granted 38 clemency petitions, his office announced late Friday afternoon. The clemencies, 15 of which involved cases in Cook County, were among 124 petitions acted on by the governor. The office inherited more than 2,500 cases built...
  • Report slams IDOT political hiring

    Report slams IDOT political hiring
    Gov. Pat Quinn failed to rein in patronage abuses at the state transportation agency after replacing now-imprisoned Rod Blagojevich, and Quinn's directors repeatedly hired politically connected workers in violation of the rules, the state's top ethics...
  • Holder's Ferguson passion imperils justice

    Holder's Ferguson passion imperils justice
    Though I've known prosecutors to try their cases in front of television cameras, Attorney General Eric Holder's visit to embattled Ferguson, Mo., left me with an especially queasy feeling. Nearly six years ago, Patrick Fitzgerald, at the time U.S....
  • Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena

    Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena
    Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner on Sunday lashed out at the leadership of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, saying a federal subpoena for the emails of Quinn’s former chief of staff “goes right to the heart” of the administration....
  • Rauner, Quinn tag each other as 'phony' on term limits

    Rauner, Quinn tag each other as 'phony' on term limits
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner accused Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn of being under federal investigation for corruption Thursday while the Democrat called his challenger "one of the leading outsourcers" sending jobs overseas. The two, holding...