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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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  • GOP governor, Senate hopefuls travel the state to rally voters

    GOP governor, Senate hopefuls travel the state to rally voters
    Illinois Republican governor and U.S. Senate candidates are traveling the state rallying potential voters ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. Republican Bill Brady urged his supporters on St. Patrick's Day to turn out in force and repeat his 2010...
  • Unions try novel approach to silence Rauner's millions

    Unions try novel approach to silence Rauner's millions
    A coalition of labor unions is using a Rod Blagojevich-inspired ethics law to try to block Bruce Rauner from spending more of his personal wealth to attempt to win the Republican nomination for governor, according to a complaint union officials released...
  • Decision day for Illinois primary election voters

    Decision day for Illinois primary election voters
    Illinois primary election day dawned Tuesday with voters getting to shape the Republican and Democratic fall tickets for contests ranging from governor and U.S. Senate down to the state legislature and county board. Polls opened across the state at 6 a....
  • Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll

    Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll
    The Illinois Republican governor’s race is tightening, with Bruce Rauner leading and Kirk Dillard surging as the candidates head into the final days of the campaign trying to peel away support from rivals and recruit undecided voters into their...
  • Rivals rip Rauner during Republican governor debate

    Rivals rip Rauner during Republican governor debate
    Republican governor candidates Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady on Tuesday sought to sully front runner Bruce Rauner, contending the wealthy venture capitalist was spending an “obscene” amount of money and risked gridlocking Springfield like ex-...
  • Scalia may be swing vote in union-fees case

    Scalia may be swing vote in union-fees case
    WASHINGTON — The future of public-sector labor unions may rest with conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court debated whether teachers and other public employees should continue to be required to pay union fees, even if...
  • Rivals rip Rauner in raucous governor debate

    Rivals rip Rauner in raucous governor debate
    The four Republican candidates for governor intensified their attacks against each other during a Thursday night debate as they tried to convince primary voters of their electability come the fall with the primary election less than three weeks away....
  • Quinn, Rauner battle to be big on populism, attacks

    Quinn, Rauner battle to be big on populism, attacks
    The fall campaign for Illinois governor between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will feature dueling brands of populism, campaign bankrolls in the tens of millions of dollars and plenty of scorched-earth attacks from...
  • Ex-Chicago State worker wins whistleblower lawsuit

    Ex-Chicago State worker wins whistleblower lawsuit
    A Cook County jury has awarded a former Chicago State University employee $2.5 million in damages and back pay after deciding he was fired in retaliation for reporting alleged misconduct by the university president and other top officials. A judge could...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows

     Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand when an organization of female business executives paid tribute last year to his financial guru, Lois Scott, for her pioneering role in helping cash-strapped governments solve their problems. Many in the room shared an...
  • Quinn pushes for minimum wage increase, early childhood education spending

    Quinn pushes for minimum wage increase, early childhood education spending
    SPRINGFIELD — A re-election seeking Gov. Pat Quinn used his State of the State speech Wednesday to declare that Illinois is “making a comeback” under his leadership and unveil a modest agenda of spending more on early childhood...