| May 11, 2011
| 3:56 PM
Before the retrial of Rod Blagojevich ended for the day, testimony by Robert Greenlee, onetime deputy governor, shifted from the alleged sale of the U.S. Senate seat to two other alleged shakedowns of the CEO of Children’s Memorial Hospital and a...
| May 12, 2011
| 3:54 PM
As he did at Rod Blagojevich’s first trial last summer, lobbyist John Wyma testified this afternoon that he decided to go to federal authorities after he grew concerned about fundraising practices at the then-governor’s campaign office in...
| May 25, 2011
| 2:48 PM
At a court hearing this afternoon, lawyers at Rod Blagojevich's retrial are discussing which undercover recordings can be played as the former governor takes the witness stand in his own defense as soon as tomorrow.
The court action is the strongest...
| May 26, 2011
| 3:04 PM
Before the trial wrapped up for the day, Rod Blagojevich began testifying about charges he tried to force a campaign donation from a horseracing executive by holding off on signing a bill that diverted casino funds to the struggling horse tracks in...
| May 31, 2011
| 3:39 PM
Before Rod Blagojevich’s retrial ended for the day, the former governor addressed in the most detail yet the charges he tried to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat.
Blagojevich denied interest after his brother, Robert, the former governor&...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 2:15 AM
When former Gov. Rod Blagojevich returns to the witness stand for a fourth day this morning, he is expected to make further denials that he ever attempted to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.
On Tuesday, he testified at his...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 3:50 PM
The retrial of Rod Blagojevich has ended for the day after the former governor made another flat denial that he tried to swap a cabinet post for himself in exchange for appointing someone to the U.S. Senate.
Blagojevich said he did not offer a trade...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:18 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he didn't want to "set expectations" about whether Chicago teachers will strike next week, but he did say a walkout is "not necessary."
“I believe if everybody stays at the table and works through...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett is holding two events in Maryland today -- one tied directly to President Barack Obama's campaign for reelection and the other a policy forum at Morgan State University focused on African Americans.
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney will return to the Chicago area for the second time this summer to pitch the need to restore manufacturing jobs in Elk Grove Village and to raise campaign cash at two downtown fundraisers.
| Aug 11, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Thousands of people turned out today for the Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic, an annual celebration of youth and education to mark the upcoming school year.
On a beautiful summer day, the parade stepped off about 10 a.m. near Oakwood Boulevard and King...