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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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  • Calculating The Stakes In Tuesday's Vote

    Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation's mind. Before you become too mellow to care, consider some indexes of our civic tendencies. Voting...
  • Why I'm voting for Bruce Rauner

     Why I'm voting for Bruce Rauner
    With Halloween approaching, the way to scare small children is to conjure up specters of witches and ghosts. Terrifying economists is easier: Just say, "Illinois." It's been suggested that North Korea and Cuba be preserved in their present form as...
  • The GOP's mug shot primary

    The GOP's mug shot primary
    Why is the lineup of prospective GOP presidential candidates beginning to look like, well, a lineup? Chris Christie went to campaign last week for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, putting the New Jersey governor in the company of a man who is in almost as...
  • State retail merchants group takes pass on governor's race

     State retail merchants group takes pass on governor's race
    A politically active business group representing the state's retailers said Friday it would make no endorsement in the race for governor, a move that stings worse for Republican Bruce Rauner than Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. The Illinois Retail...
  • Rauner courts black votes with $1M investment

    Rauner courts black votes with $1M investment
    Gregg Brown never met Bruce Rauner before the late summer day the wealthy Republican candidate for governor came calling with $1 million worth of personal checks and an army of news cameras at the offices of Brown's tiny credit union in a South Side strip...
  • Quinn, Rauner try to create fear about the other guy during debate

    Quinn, Rauner try to create fear about the other guy during debate
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday warned opponent Bruce Rauner would gut education and other social services, while the Republican challenger charged that Quinn is in a group of Chicago machine politicians who have led the state “down a bad...
  • The Tribune endorsements for U.S. House

    The Tribune endorsements for U.S. House
    Armed with a new political map they drew for themselves and with President Barack Obama at the top of their ticket, Illinois Democrats ousted four Republicans from Congress in 2012. Two of those Republicans — Bob Dold in the 10th Congressional...
  • Are Quinn, Rauner lying about education funding?

    Are Quinn, Rauner lying about education funding?
    Five times in Tuesday night's hourlong gubernatorial debate — five times! — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn accused his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner of planning to cut $4 billion from state education funding. Rauner, in turn, reiterated a...
  • Gov. Pat Quinn says he's seeking final term

    Gov. Pat Quinn says he's seeking final term
    Gov. Pat Quinn marched down Cermak Road where Cicero meets Berwyn, a white sash designating him grand marshal of a mushroom festival parade perched across his shoulder, but it was his celebrity sidekick who captured the crowd's attention. "I love you,...
  • 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....