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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 McDonnells' legal battles are far from over

    RICHMOND — Bob and Maureen McDonnell's legal battle is far from over. The process that will determine their fate, and set legal precedents for other politicians, may still take years. It could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. But...
  • Governor Quinn, clean house

    Governor Quinn, clean house
    To fully appreciate the unabashed cronyism that flourished at the Illinois Department of Transportation, it's helpful to look back to 2003, just after the felonious Rod Blagojevich was elected governor. Jacob Miller, appointed by Blagojevich to head...
  • Rauner errantly questions Quinn's ties to Blago

    Rauner errantly questions Quinn's ties to Blago
    A bad question prompted a bad answer. Republican challenger Bruce Rauner posed it to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn at the end of Tuesday's Tribune Editorial Board forum when each man was given the chance to directly query the other. "Pat," Rauner began,...
  • Teamsters file lawsuit to halt Quinn layoffs

    Teamsters file lawsuit to halt Quinn layoffs
    SPRINGFIELD — The Teamsters filed a lawsuit today to block the layoffs of dozens of workers Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration decided to let go following a state watchdog’s report that hiring rules were abused at the state’s...
  • Sept. 7 Letters: McDonnell verdict

    Consider Illinois The Bob McDonnell tragedy seems to me the result of the former governor failing to say "no" to some family members and especially to Jonnie R. Williams. I did not vote for Mr. McDonnell — and did not agree with many of his...
  • Quiet GOP grumbles about political prosecution in McDonnell case

    Republican politicos are a bit reluctant to say it out loud, but many are furious over what they see as a politically motived prosecution of one of their stars, former Gov. Bob McDonnell. The trial — and now the conviction — added fuel to...
  • Trial begins for man charged with sending letters with powder, shotgun shells

    Trial begins for man charged with sending letters with powder, shotgun shells
    A River Forest man allegedly obsessed over taxes and oil prices waged a “campaign of terror” by sending more than two dozen threatening letters and packages, some containing powder or shotgun shells, to city officials and others, prosecutors...
  • Man guilty of sending threatening letters, packages to officials

    Man guilty of sending threatening letters, packages to officials
    A federal jury on Monday convicted a River Forest man of sending more than two dozen threatening letters and packages, some containing powder or shotgun shells, to city officials and others because he was obsessed over taxes and oil prices.  The jury...
  • Child porn charge doesn't stop ex-Elgin lawmaker's state pension

     Child porn charge doesn't stop ex-Elgin lawmaker's state pension
    A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work. Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
  • Perry v. Lehmberg and the veto that illuminated an unsettling trend [Commentary]

    Perry v. Lehmberg and the veto that illuminated an unsettling trend [Commentary]
    A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo. That said, the 47th governor of Texas, one James Richard Perry, certainly gave it his best shot when he faced the camera at the Travis County Courthouse last week. The resultant image is ... not...
  • Quinn taken to court over patronage hiring at IDOT

    Quinn taken to court over patronage hiring at IDOT
    A Chicago attorney who has long crusaded against patronage is asking a federal judge to investigate hiring under Gov. Pat Quinn, alleging the Democratic governor has continued to stack the Illinois Department of Transportation with political hires....