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  • Hearing prepares for Blagojevich to testify

    Hearing prepares for Blagojevich to testify
    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...
  • As Blago wraps up for day, he denies one more shakedown charge

    As Blago wraps up for day, he denies one more shakedown charge
    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...
  • Blago: 'Not interested' in selling Obama's Senate seat

    Blago: 'Not interested' in selling Obama's Senate seat
    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&...
  • Senate seat takes center stage at Blago trial

    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...
  • 'Clumsy' talk, but no deals offered, Blagojevich says

    'Clumsy' talk, but no deals offered, Blagojevich says
    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...
  • 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...
  • White House gala honors Pritzker Prize recipient

    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...
  • Blago's version of governing from North Side challenged

    Blago's version of governing from North Side challenged
    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...
  • 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...