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  • Blagojevich: 'It's not what I meant'

    Blagojevich: 'It's not what I meant'
    As he weighed whether to name a friend of Barack Obama's to the U.S. Senate, Rod Blagojevich also talked repeatedly on government wiretaps in November 2008 about a number of possibilities he might leverage through the opportunity. At his corruption trial...
  • Prosecution: Blago revealed scheme in 'call after call'

    Prosecution: Blago revealed scheme in 'call after call'
    Before court recessed for the day, Assistant U.S. Atty. Carrie Hamilton had started working slowly through the 20 counts faced by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, explaining how each one works under the law and how the jury should consider it.   Count one -&...
  • Blagojevich portrayed as desperate and corrupt as closing arguments begin

    Blagojevich portrayed as desperate and corrupt as closing arguments begin
    A prosecutor pointed jurors to a trove of government wiretaps as closing arguments began Wednesday at Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial, saying the undercover recordings prove his guilt by revealing what the then-governor said "when he thought that...
  • Blagojevich jury begins deliberations Friday

    Blagojevich jury begins deliberations Friday
    The fate of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in the hands of a federal jury at his corruption retrial. U. S. District Court Judge James Zagel instructed jurors on the law following closing arguments by the lawyers and then sent them from the courtroom...
  • Michelle Obama attends funeral of Maggie Daley

    Michelle Obama attends funeral of Maggie Daley
    Michelle Obama was among the mourners at the funeral of former Chicago first lady Maggie Daley. The first indications that Obama would attend the funeral came early this morning when an order was issued restricting air space around O'Hare...
  • Jurors hear 'war-gaming' wiretaps over Senate seat

    The career trajectories of Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich were headed in opposite directions in November 2008 when the frustrated Illinois governor suggested the newly elected president at least throw him a tasty political bone. Obama was relinquishing...
  • Mayor takes the stand

    Little more than a week after raising his right hand to be sworn in as Chicago's new mayor, Rahm Emanuel assumed the position again Wednesday -- this time to testify for the defense in the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich . Emanuel spent...
  • It's '(bleeping) golden' time

    Over four days of testimony at his corruption retrial, Rod Blagojevich has had ready answers to explain away a trove of famous and potentially incriminating quotes he uttered on government wiretaps -- except for the most famous of them all. On Wednesday,...
  • Michelle Obama back in city for memorial service

    Michelle Obama back in city for memorial service
    WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama arrived Thursday morning in Chicago for a memorial service for James Bowman, the father of Valerie Jarrett, a top aide to President Barack Obama. Bowman, an expert in inherited blood diseases and population...
  • Patti Blagojevich pleads with judge: 'Be merciful'

    Patti Blagojevich pleads with judge: 'Be merciful'
    Rod Blagojevich's sentencing hearing has ended for the day, with the defense emphasizing the damage a long prison sentence would have on Blagojevich’s family. Lawyer Aaron Goldstein also read a letter read to the court from Blagojevich’s...
  • Hard time looking likely for ex-Gov. Blagojevich

    Hard time looking likely for ex-Gov. Blagojevich
    Two things were clear Tuesday by the close of the first day of Rod Blagojevich's sentencing hearing: The former governor was likely going to be hit with a stiff sentence, and his legal team had abandoned its early hope of him avoiding prison altogether....