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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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  • New Jersey panel issues 20 subpoenas in bridge inquiry

    TRENTON, N.J. — A new investigative committee issued subpoenas Thursday for 17 individuals and 3 organizations as it launched a deeper look into the involvement of Gov. Chris Christie's administration in ordering closures that caused a massive...
  • Quinn gives pre-holiday pardons to 38

    Quinn gives pre-holiday pardons to 38
    Gov. Pat Quinn carried on his pre-holiday tradition of announcing action on clemency petitions, acting Tuesday to grant pardons to 38 people while rejecting 129 requests.  Among those pardoned by Quinn was John Esparza, who had a burglary conviction...
  • Let my Blago go?

     
    The federal court argument concerning the appeal of imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich raises some interesting legal arguments that we may discuss here in due time. But looking at this both as a layman and as one who has not......
  • Weeks in review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Blagojevich appeal: How to tell 'legal and straight from a federal offense?'

    Blagojevich appeal: How to tell 'legal and straight from a federal offense?'
    That sometimes gray line between traditional political horse-trading and flat-out bribery took center stage Friday during appellate arguments over the conviction of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a self-described student of history who has long claimed he...
  • Illiana Corridor proposal fails to win over planning board

    Illiana Corridor proposal fails to win over planning board
    The Chicago region's main planning agency turned thumbs-down Wednesday on Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed Illiana Corridor amid charges that the governor was playing political hardball to get the project approved. The board of the Chicago Metropolitan...
  • Final brief filed in appeal of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's conviction

    Final brief filed in appeal of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's conviction
    Lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich have filed the final brief in the appeal of his conviction and 14-year prison sentence, setting the stage for oral arguments next week before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Blagojevich was convicted of...
  • Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal

    Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal
    Prosecutors have urged a federal appeals court to reject Rod Blagojevich's legal challenges to his corruption conviction and 14-year prison sentence, arguing in a lengthy filing that the former governor's attempt to sell a U.S. Senate seat was anything...
  • Who saw this coming? Quinn taps Vallas as running mate.

     
    UPDATED ITEM FOR SUNDAY PRINT COLUMN Like just about everyone else, I expected Gov. Pat Quinn to choose an up-and-coming Illinois Democrat to be his running mate — an ethnic minority, a woman or both. The party needs to deepen......
  • Quinn taps Paul Vallas for 2014 running mate

    Quinn taps Paul Vallas for 2014 running mate
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas as his Democratic running mate for next year's election. Vallas, an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2002 against Rod Blagojevich, fills...
  • Was JJJ trying to cheat the media by ducking into prison early?

     
    This unfolding story of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s surprise early entry into federal prison suggests not just a canny calculation on his part -- the sooner this gets started the sooner it's over -- but a "nuts to you!" gesture to......