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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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  • Lieutenant governor candidates bring different resumes, roles

     Lieutenant governor candidates bring different resumes, roles
    Pat Quinn is running for re-election as governor Tuesday, but no one on the ballot may have a keener appreciation of the pitfalls and potential upside for the winner of a related battle for lieutenant governor between Democrat Paul Vallas and Republican...
  • 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...
  • Quinn's IDOT scandal will cost taxpayers

    Quinn's IDOT scandal will cost taxpayers
    A hiring monitor's work is never done. Chicago attorney Noelle Brennan, who spent nine years shepherding the city of Chicago into compliance with a federal consent decree banning patronage hires, will soon hang her shingle at the Illinois Department of...
  • Illinois Libertarians don't deserve your vote

    Illinois Libertarians don't deserve your vote
    I am wincing as I type this: Don't vote for the Libertarian slate Tuesday — but not because the governor candidate, Chad Grimm, would pull votes from Republican Bruce Rauner. In fact, vote for Democrat Pat Quinn if you're wavering. Quinn or Rauner...
  • Rauner, Quinn shatter Illinois fundraising record, funding barrage of attack ads

    Rauner, Quinn shatter Illinois fundraising record, funding barrage of attack ads
    Republican Bruce Rauner and Democrat Pat Quinn are on pace to spend more than $100 million on the Illinois governor's race, doubling the state's previous record in a closely watched contest featuring heavy investment by business and labor. As of...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Quinn, Rauner get personal in Tribune exchange

     Quinn, Rauner get personal in Tribune exchange
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner lobbed a nonstop volley of character attacks at each other during their first face-to-face meeting in five months, a strong signal that the homestretch of the governor's race will focus on...
  • Rauner, Quinn ramp up ethics barbs in Illinois governor race

    Rauner, Quinn ramp up ethics barbs in Illinois governor race
    The focus on ethics and alleged ethical misdeeds in the Illinois governor’s race ramped up Wednesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner launched new TV ads to attack each other. With the campaign growing ever more...
  • 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...