| 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 12, 2011
| 7:40 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 10:01 AM
WASHINGTON---President Barack Obama led the list of A-listers at Thursday's gala dinner to award the Pritzker Architecture Prize to a Portuguese architect, Eduardo Souto de Moura.
In truth, he and first lady Michelle Obama made but a brief appearance...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 3:14 PM
The trial ended for the day with Assistant U.S. Atty. Reid Schar challenging Rod Blagojevich’s version of why he spent so much time governing Illinois not from Springfield but from his North Side house.
Blagojevich has said part of the reason was...