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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-Chicago State worker wins whistleblower lawsuit

    Ex-Chicago State worker wins whistleblower lawsuit
    A Cook County jury has awarded a former Chicago State University employee $2.5 million in damages and back pay after deciding he was fired in retaliation for reporting alleged misconduct by the university president and other top officials. A judge could...
  • Kass: 5 years later, piecing together players of Operation Board Games

    Kass: 5 years later, piecing together players of Operation Board Games
    This is the time for Christmas lists — which elves have been naughty, which ones have been nice and which ones have skipped along the Chicago Way without doing hard time. So I wonder if Federal Inmate 40892-424 out in Englewood, Colo., has made...
  • Pattern developing for President Selfie

    Pattern developing for President Selfie
    There are many ways to remember President Barack Obama's appearance at South Africa's memorial for Nelson Mandela. Some may remember Obama as Mandela's spiritual son, our president riding on his own soaring rhetoric at that stadium, wrapping himself...
  • The media and Chris Christie: Going overboard in New Jersey

    What a bizarre spectacle. Assuming he did not lie during his marathon news conference last week, the feeding frenzy surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be remembered as one of those incredibly odd moments of elite journalistic hysteria that...
  • Full results of the Change of Subject predict-the-news click survey

     
    Full results of the survey, which I'll compare to my own predictions in the Sunday print column LAW AND ORDER Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is appealing both his conviction and his sentence in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.......
  • Inkling-stained wretches predict the news of 2014

     
    Sunday's print column Readers and I are dancing together on that fine line between educated guesses and gut feelings, offering up hunches in bunches about the year ahead in Change of Subject's annual predict-the-news survey. Who will win and who......
  • How Madigan builds his patronage army

     How Madigan builds his patronage army
    When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events. First his request to boost the Metra salary of a longtime political worker was refused....
  • Inklings predict the news of 2014

    Inklings predict the news of 2014
    Readers and I are dancing together on that fine line between educated guesses and gut feelings, offering up hunches in bunches about the year ahead in Change of Subject's annual predict-the-news survey. Who will win and who will lose in 2014? What...
  • In 2014, let's not be so touchy, Chicago

    In 2014, let's not be so touchy, Chicago
    Chicago, this may not be the easiest thing to read on New Year's Day. And God knows, you probably don't want to hear this coming from a former Rhode Islander. But today, our day of new beginnings, this time when we pause, reassess and vow to do better...
  • 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......