| 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...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 3:06 PM
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 -&...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 3:37 PM
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...
| May 2, 2011
| 3:27 PM
The prosecution of Rod Blagojevich is “a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” a lawyer for the former governor told the jury during opening statements at his retrial, quoting Shakespeare and touching on a key theme for the defense....
| May 4, 2011
| 3:44 PM
In the last undercover recording played today at Rod Blagojevich’s retrial, the alleged trade of campaign money for the appointment of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to a vacant Senate is first raised.
It was before 8 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2008, and the...
| May 5, 2011
| 1:12 PM
A sick defense lawyer has unexpectedly ended proceedings for the day –- and the week -– at the retrial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Prosecutors quickly wrapped up their questioning of John Harris, a former Blagojevich chief of staff,...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:36 AM
WASHINGTON -- Addressing a demand for economic answers, President Barack Obama will try to convince the American people and a divided Congress that he has a vision for speeding up job creation, promoting spending on the core of his agenda but promising to...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 7:53 PM
President Barack Obama is in Chicago for three fundraisers tonight, and plans to sleep in his own bed for the first time in a long while.
About 350 people were in the Chicago Cultural Center ballroom at 78 W. Washington St. for the first event, where...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 2:16 PM
After raising millions at three fundraisers Friday night, President Barack Obama woke up in his own bed this morning and walked in his Kenwood neighborhood before going back to Washington.
A little before noon Obama walked about four blocks to the home...
| Apr 2, 2012
Marianne Markowitz strolls through a hallway at the regional headquarters of the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Loop, not pausing to glance at the two official portraits, one of President Barack Obama, that are the only decor on a yawning...