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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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  • Perry v. Lehmberg and the veto that illuminated an unsettling trend [Commentary]

    Perry v. Lehmberg and the veto that illuminated an unsettling trend [Commentary]
    A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo. That said, the 47th governor of Texas, one James Richard Perry, certainly gave it his best shot when he faced the camera at the Travis County Courthouse last week. The resultant image is ... not...
  • Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000

    Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000
    As Gov. Pat Quinn's aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his November 2010 election bid, they decided to add to the pot $3.76 million in federal disaster recovery funds from Hurricane Ike to make loans to small businesses. In the...
  • Quinn, Rauner rip each other on ethics, budget during Tribune endorsement session

    Quinn, Rauner rip each other on ethics, budget during Tribune endorsement session
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner hammered each other on ethics, education and budget plans today during a  free-wheeling face-off during a joint appearance before the Chicago Tribune editorial board. Sitting side by side,...
  • 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

    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...
  • Court: Same-sex marriage bans in Indiana, Wisconsin unconstitutional

    Court: Same-sex marriage bans in Indiana, Wisconsin unconstitutional
    Acting with unusual swiftness, a federal appeals court in Chicago upheld on Thursday lower court decisions that found same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin unconstitutional, blasting arguments in favor of the bans as “so full of holes&...
  • Jury's quick verdict in McDonnell case a message in itself

    Jury's quick verdict in McDonnell case a message in itself
    RICHMOND — The guilty verdicts for Bob and Maureen McDonnell came faster and more decisively than usual in public corruption cases, where juries routinely deadlock on least some counts — perhaps a sign that the law and the voters are taking...
  • 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...
  • Virginia meets the Chicago Way

    Virginia meets the Chicago Way
    When their farfetched marriage-gone-bad defense failed to save former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, from guilty verdicts in their corruption trial, I could not help but wonder: Why didn't they take a plea deal when they had the...
  • 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...