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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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  • Republican governor, Senate candidates make final pitches before primary election

    Republican governor, Senate candidates make final pitches before primary election
    The Republican candidates for governor spent the final Sunday before the primary election taking aim at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn as they sought to bolster support from their supporters and returned to the themes that launched their campaigns. “...
  • GOP governor, Senate hopefuls travel the state to rally voters

    GOP governor, Senate hopefuls travel the state to rally voters
    Illinois Republican governor and U.S. Senate candidates are traveling the state rallying potential voters ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. Republican Bill Brady urged his supporters on St. Patrick's Day to turn out in force and repeat his 2010...
  • Decision day for Illinois primary election voters

    Decision day for Illinois primary election voters
    Illinois primary election day dawned Tuesday with voters getting to shape the Republican and Democratic fall tickets for contests ranging from governor and U.S. Senate down to the state legislature and county board. Polls opened across the state at 6 a....
  • Primary over, Illinois GOP is in strong position in governor race

    Primary over, Illinois GOP is in strong position in governor race
    CHICAGO — President Obama's Illinois has been one of the most reliably blue on the political color scale, but Tuesday's primary positioned Republicans for a strong shot at retaking the governor's mansion in a state mired in chronic fiscal disarray....
  • Quinn, Rauner battle to be big on populism, attacks

    Quinn, Rauner battle to be big on populism, attacks
    The fall campaign for Illinois governor between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will feature dueling brands of populism, campaign bankrolls in the tens of millions of dollars and plenty of scorched-earth attacks from...
  • Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll

    Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll
    The Illinois Republican governor’s race is tightening, with Bruce Rauner leading and Kirk Dillard surging as the candidates head into the final days of the campaign trying to peel away support from rivals and recruit undecided voters into their...
  • Appeals court to consider sealed Blagojevich transcripts

    Appeals court to consider sealed Blagojevich transcripts
    The federal appeals court weighing former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s challenge to his corruption conviction and 14-year prison sentence ruled today that they will consider transcripts of FBI wiretaps that were not played at trial in deciding whether...
  • Man guilty of sending threatening letters, packages to officials

    Man guilty of sending threatening letters, packages to officials
    A federal jury on Monday convicted a River Forest man of sending more than two dozen threatening letters and packages, some containing powder or shotgun shells, to city officials and others because he was obsessed over taxes and oil prices.  The jury...
  • Prosecutors probing troubled Quinn grant program

    Prosecutors probing troubled Quinn grant program
    Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has launched a probe of a troubled $55 million anti-violence program Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn put in place in 2010 amid a tough election battle. A grand jury issued a subpoena seeking documents related...
  • Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program

    Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program
    SPRINGFIELD — Federal authorities have requested information about Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s $55 million anti-violence initiative that has drawn fire for mismanagement and misspending. The Illinois comptroller’s office got a call...
  • Federal probe threatens Quinn's re-election

    Federal probe threatens Quinn's re-election
    Deadlocked in a tough campaign in September 2010, Gov. Pat Quinn launched a $55 million anti-violence grant program, doling out money to groups on the South Side and south suburbs, home to core Democratic voters. Weeks later, Quinn piled up a 500,000-...