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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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  • Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race

    Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded Wednesday afternoon to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a day after the most expensive and bitter contest for chief executive in Illinois history. "It's clear that we do not have enough votes to win the election,"...
  • Illinois governor race: Rauner looks to future as Quinn concedes defeat

    Illinois governor race: Rauner looks to future as Quinn concedes defeat
    Bruce Rauner moved forward Wednesday with plans to become Illinois' 42nd governor by selecting his running mate to lead his transition team, as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn acknowledged he could not overcome a significant vote deficit. A day after voting...
  • Why I'm voting for Pat Quinn

    Why I'm voting for Pat Quinn
    Last Sunday in these pages, under the headline "Why I'm voting for Bruce Rauner," my colleague Steve Chapman explained why he favors the Republican challenger in next week's gubernatorial election. Today, in response, I'll explain why I favor...
  • Thanks, G-Man Gary Shapiro, for your quiet war on Chicago criminals

    Thanks, G-Man Gary Shapiro, for your quiet war on Chicago criminals
    Shall we judge Gary Shapiro by the sleazy company he's kept in Chicago? Over here we have Joey "The Clown" Lombardo, James Marcello and Frank Calabrese Sr., all top mobsters sentenced to life for some of the Chicago Outfit's most notorious murders and...
  • CTA cracks down on abuse of free, reduced-fare rides

    CTA cracks down on abuse of free, reduced-fare rides
    The CTA is cracking down on fraud involving free-ride and reduced-fare Ventra cards, a problem fueled by schemes and illegal card-sharing that costs the agency millions of dollars a year, officials announced Wednesday. Newly implemented rail station...
  • A Chicago media welcome

    A Chicago media welcome
    This afternoon I was assigned to photograph Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich as he arrived at O'Hare International Airport days before taking over as archbishop of Chicago from Cardinal Francis George. When I arrived at the airport I immediately saw...
  • Mike Lebovitz to film comedy album live at Timothy O'Toole's

    Mike Lebovitz to film comedy album live at Timothy O'Toole's
    Mike Lebovitz's name has helped define the stand-up comedy scene in Chicago. Since 2007, the comic's energy and unbelievably offbeat style has etched its way into audiences minds. And unlike so many grinding away here, he knows making an impact is tough...
  • Illinois governor's election riskier than any tightrope act

     Illinois governor's election riskier than any tightrope act
    Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner are in the last days of a long, tough and close campaign, with Illinois' economic future balancing on a fiscal high wire come Tuesday. If you don't like the frightening condition of the state's economy, there's that other...
  • Governors, raining taxpayer $ on Illinois

    Governors, raining taxpayer $ on Illinois
    The announcements from Gov. Pat Quinn's office arrived via email bearing the official state of Illinois seal, signaling Real Government Business. But we all knew what they really were: campaign-ish announcements disguised as Real Government Business....
  • Rauner urges Downstate supporters to block 'Chicago political machine'

    Rauner urges Downstate supporters to block 'Chicago political machine'
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Saturday sought to tap into long-simmering regional rivalries as he urged Downstate supporters to “block that Chicago political machine” by voting for him over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who in...
  • Why Rauner will defeat Quinn

    Why Rauner will defeat Quinn
    My prediction for Tuesday's Illinois gubernatorial election: Vince Rauner in a squeaker. Now, I know what you're saying. First, my predictions prior to the March primary were so spectacularly bad — Doug Truax over Jim Oberweis; Toni Berrios...