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  • Tough day for Blagojevich defense

    Tough day for Blagojevich defense
    After suffering through scores of sustained objections and several lectures Monday from the judge at Rod Blagojevich's retrial, the former governor's defense team saw their day go from bad to worse after the jury left the courtroom for the day. The...
  • Emanuel described as shakedown target

    Emanuel described as shakedown target
    Testimony in Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial Thursday concluded with talk of how the former governor tried to squeeze his old political pal, Rahm Emanuel. It was a coincidence that speaks volumes about Blagojevich's fall from grace. Not long after...
  • Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence

    Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence
    A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform. The sentence...
  • Obamas leave Chicago after weekend visit

    Obamas leave Chicago after weekend visit
    With the Willis Tower visible in the distance against a backdrop of clear blue sky, President Barack Obama set off for Mexico on Sunday aboard Air Force One at the conclusion of a weekend spent in his hometown with family and friends. The president...
  • Prosecutors begin attacking Blagojevich defense

    Prosecutors begin attacking Blagojevich defense
    Prosecutors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich wasted no time Tuesday trying to shoot holes in the defense strategy that the former governor was merely trying to cut a political deal, not sell a U.S. Senate seat, and was unaware that any of...
  • GUILTY

    A federal jury Monday convicted Rod Blagojevich of sweeping corruption, putting an end to a tragicomic legal and political drama that brought down Illinois' showy and would-be populist former governor. In its 10th day of deliberations, the 11-woman, one-...
  • Chicago police aiming to quell violence over hot, busy weekend

    Chicago police aiming to quell violence over hot, busy weekend
    Chicago police geared up to try to tamp down neighborhood violence over the hot, muggy weekend and avoid a repeat of the spike in homicides and shootings seen the past few weekends. Police also might have their hands full trying to keep a lid on any...
  • Obamas in town, and likely atop list

    Obamas in town, and likely atop list
    Though the White House isn't saying, many expect President Barack Obama, the first lady and their two daughters to be guests of honor at Saturday's wedding of Laura Jarrett, the daughter of top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. On Tuesday, a White...
  • Prosecutors question Blago about convicted fundraiser Rezko

    Prosecutors question Blago about convicted fundraiser Rezko
    The trial ended for the weekend as Assistant U.S. Atty. Reid Schar was asking if Rod Blagojevich was worried that convicted fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko was cooperating against him. Was Blagojevich “concerned?” Schar asked...
  • 'The Obamas' a portrait of their evolution inside the White House

    'The Obamas' a portrait of their evolution inside the White House
    Hope is easier to embrace than reality. That is one of the themes of Jodi Kantor's new book, "The Obamas," which tells the story of the first couple's arrival in the White House and their subsequent struggles to adapt to Washington and its ways while...
  • Old allies Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich in spotlight again

    Old allies Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich in spotlight again
    Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel were once very public allies, pushing prescription drug programs and school reform together as North Side Democrats whose careers were on the rise. Now the former governor is fighting to stay out of federal prison. And...