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Blagojevich optimistic after 1 year in prison, family left with 'aching hole'
Last March, an adoring crowd of supporters gathered outside the Ravenswood Manor home of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and chanted "Free our governor" as the disgraced politician was about to set off for federal prison.
By Annie Sweeney and Kim Geiger, Chicago Tribune reporters
March 15, 2013