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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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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Retired colonel Jill Morgenthaler

     Retired colonel Jill Morgenthaler
    "Comedian" and "Colonel" aren't typically words one would use in the same sentence. But when it comes to describing Jill Morgenthaler, no other two will do. "I always wear lipstick, because I look like a boy otherwise," said Morgenthaler, 60, whose...
  • Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of voters

    Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of voters
    Illinois voters headed to the polls Tuesday to settle a close, contentious race for governor and decide an unusually large number of ballot questions as well as races for U.S. SenateĀ andĀ House, the General Assembly and the County Board. Missing election...
  • Tinley Park to purchase Mental Health Center from state

    Tinley Park to purchase Mental Health Center from state
    Tinley Park trustees have agreed to purchase the multimillion-dollar former Mental Health Center to maintain control over one of the largest vacant properties in Cook County, officials said. Mayor Ed Zabrocki said he individually polled Village Board...
  • Rauner rips Quinn on IDOT patronage oversight

    Rauner rips Quinn on IDOT patronage oversight
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday said voters have a "duty" to oust Gov. Pat Quinn, pointing to a federal judge's ruling that the court should oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation after allegations that...