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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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  • Supreme Court expected to rule today on forced union dues for government workers

    Supreme Court expected to rule today on forced union dues for government workers
    The Supreme Court is expected to decide Monday whether government workers can be forced to pay dues to a union. Experts say the decision could cripple the ability of public sector unions to function. Unions are obligated to bargain over benefits and...
  • Quinn's IDOT chief resigns amid patronage questions

    Quinn's IDOT chief resigns amid patronage questions
    The head of the Illinois Department of Transportation has resigned following questions about political hiring at the agency, a move that could save Gov. Pat Quinn further political embarrassment as he seeks a second term this fall. Out at IDOT is Ann...
  • Union ruling could significantly affect SEIU Healthcare coffers

    Union ruling could significantly affect SEIU Healthcare coffers
    Susan Watts said she jumped and screamed Monday morning when she learned that, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that she did not have to pay union dues. "You can dream big and you can make a difference, but you have to have the courage to...
  • Quinn's been quiet about reforming Illinois

    Quinn's been quiet about reforming Illinois
    Gov. Pat Quinn wants you to know that he tried very, very hard to give voters the chance to impose term limits on lawmakers. Twenty years ago, that is. Where's he been lately? Last week, the governor's re-election campaign sent around a 1993 photo...
  • Emanuel super PAC gets nearly $1 million in one day

    Emanuel super PAC gets nearly $1 million in one day
    Some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s biggest campaign donors dropped $950,000 in one day into a new super political action committee created to help back his run for re-election in 2015. Illinois election law caps the amount individuals can contribute to...
  • Ex-CEO of red light camera company pleads not guilty in bribery case

    Ex-CEO of red light camera company pleads not guilty in bribery case
    The former CEO of Chicago's fired red light camera vendor, Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges that she helped orchestrate a decadelong $2million bribery scheme to win and grow the largest automated traffic...
  • 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...