Friday, Dec. 5
•Tribune reveals federal agents secretly taped Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Saturday, Dec. 6
•In an event that would be revealed by the Tribune six days later, supporters of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. hold a fundraiser for Blagojevich to encourage him to pick Jackson for the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama, according to sources.
Monday, Dec. 8
•Blagojevich responds to the Tribune's taping report by saying, "I don't believe there's any cloud that hangs over me, I think there's nothing but sunshine hanging over me."
•He and Jackson meet to discuss the Senate seat.
Tuesday, Dec. 9
•The Tribune reports exclusively that investigators are focusing on whether the selection of the Senate seat has been tainted. Hours after the newspaper comes off the presses, Blagojevich is arrested.
•U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald announces Blagojevich and chief of staff John Harris are accused of trying to sell the Senate seat and pressuring Tribune Co. to fire editorial writers critical of Blagojevich.
Wednesday, Dec. 10
•Obama joins the growing calls for Blagojevich to resign.
•Blagojevich makes no public comments but does show up for work at the Thompson Center.
•Jackson holds a news conference to declare that he had no involvement in the alleged scheme by Blagojevich to sell the Senate seat.
Thursday, Dec. 11
•Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn, who would succeed Blagojevich, says he'd like to appoint the next senator. That is a shift from his earlier support for a special election to fill the seat.
•Blagojevich goes to work again.
Friday, Dec. 12
•Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan asks the state Supreme Court to remove Blagojevich from office because of a "disability."
•Blagojevich goes to work again.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun