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  • When you're close to Blago, things can get real complicated

    When you're close to Blago, things can get real complicated
  • University of Illinois trustees tell of Blagojevich influence

    As two of the longest-serving University of Illinois trustees appeared Tuesday before a state panel investigating clout in admissions, the questioning quickly focused on Gov. Rod Blagojevich's behind-the-scenes influence. One board member remembered...
  • Prosecution seeks to limit defense arguments in upcoming Blagojevich trial

    A little more than six weeks before former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is to stand trial on corruption charges in federal court, prosecutors on Monday sought to put limits on the kinds of arguments his defense team can make once the proceedings get under way....
  • Timeline of the Blagojevich investigation

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich became the state's first Democratic chief executive in more than a quarter of a century after vowing to reform what he labeled the culture of corruption surrounding his predecessor that had fed deep cynicism among Illinoisans. But...
  • Quotes from Gov. Rod Blagojevich

    Jan. 13, 2003, inaugural address: "We will meet our challenges head on and we will do it by rejecting the politics of mediocrity and corruption. You voted for change; I intend to deliver it. ... I will govern as a reformer." January 2003: "The Ryan...
  • Get ready for `It Ain't Fair! The Squeakquel'

     
    Publicists for perpetually tardy Rod Blagojevich -- adio talk show host, failed reality-TV star and disgraced ex-governor are sending around an alert that he will "will make the strongest public statement to date concerning the charges he is facing" at......
  • A tragedy and a shame

     
    Developing story: Metra chief found dead hours before meeting on his fate: Metra executive director Phil Pagano was found dead this morning, the agency said in a release. Metra would not confirm reports that Pagano was struck by a Metra......
  • What to expect while we're expecting a verdict

     
    Six things to expect if former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is acquitted by the jury now deliberating his fate: 1. He’ll hold a triumphant news conference in the lobby of the courthouse. He’ll crow to the camera that he’s been vindicated......
  • U.S. says Blagojevich, crew ran state as racket

    Federal prosecutors expanded their case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday in an indictment that drew more of his closest aides into the scandal and adds new schemes to the list of charges against him: Pocketing money funneled through his...
  • Kelly dies of possible overdose

    Christopher Kelly saw a bleak future as he prepared to plead guilty to a federal corruption charge last week, with a trial alongside former Gov. Rod Blagojevich still looming. "I know my life is over," said Kelly, sweating in a blue shirt outside a...
  • Blagojevich pal: Guilty

    Even before he was elected governor in 2002, Rod Blagojevich and three of his closest friends schemed about ways to enrich themselves by controlling state government, the former governor's former chief of staff alleged as part of a plea agreement...
  • Feds subpoena governor's campaign fund records

    Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed records from Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund as part of a sweeping corruption investigation into whether top aides and advisers exchanged state business and jobs for political support, the Tribune has learned. The...