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Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich
Rod R. Blagojevich was the 40th governor of Illinois. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. Blagojevich was born in Chicago in 1956. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 and earned his law degree from Pepperdine in 1983. Prior to being elected governor, Blagojevich was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. On December 9, 2008, Blagojevich was arrested for political corruption. The Illinois House of Representatives impeached him, and the Senate voted on January 29, 2009, to remove him from office.
Rod R. Blagojevich was the 40th governor of Illinois. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. Blagojevich was born in Chicago in 1956. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 and earned his law degree from Pepperdine in 1983. Prior to being elected governor, Blagojevich was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. On December 9, 2008, Blagojevich was arrested for political corruption. The Illinois House of Representatives impeached him, and the Senate voted on January 29, 2009, to remove him from office. « Show less

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  • Why gay marriage question still matters in the GOP race for governor

     
    Practically speaking, Bruce Rauner is correct when he answers "doesn't matter" when asked for his views on same-sex marriage. He's one of four candidates for governor in next month's Republican primary, and there's a better chance that the state Capitol.....
  • Blagojevich fundraiser gets 2 years in bribe case

    Blagojevich fundraiser gets 2 years in bribe case
    More than five years after he emerged as a central figure in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, longtime political fundraiser Raghuveer Nayak was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for paying bribes to doctors...
  • Rauner lapping GOP field -- Tribune poll

     
    This is going to rattle some dishes: Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has jumped out to a big lead in the Republican race for governor after spending millions of dollars on television ads to introduce himself to Illinois voters, a......
  • Poll position

     
    Primary win not a lock, but history favors Rauner Friday's print column A Tribune/WGN-TV poll taken last week showed state Sen. Bill Brady in second place, trailing venture capitalist Bruce Rauner by a 2-to-1 ratio with a little more than......
  • Jury awards former Chicago State University employee $2.5M

    Jury awards former Chicago State University employee $2.5M
    A Cook County jury has awarded a former Chicago State University employee $2.5 million in damages and back pay after deciding he was fired in retaliation for reporting alleged misconduct by the university president and other top officials, an amount...
  • K. Hovnanian Cos. to again build homes in Chicago

    K. Hovnanian Cos. to again build homes in Chicago
    K. Hovnanian Cos., a longtime suburban Chicago homebuilder, is re-entering the city's housing market after a 50-year absence, on land once planned for development by Antoin "Tony" Rezko. The Naperville-based company, a division of Hovnanian Enterprises,...
  • The cold numbers that prove Rauner's attack on Quinn is false

     
    Wednesday's column discusses this sound bite from last Thursday's GOP gubernatorial debate: Pat Quinn has been a massive failure on crime in Illinois. Crime under Pat Quinn’s administration has skyrocketed throughout Illinois — not just...
  • Rauner's attack on Quinn is a crime against truth

     
    Wednesday's print column About three quarters of the way through last week's Republican gubernatorial debate, moderator Ron Magers of ABC- Ch. 7 turned the attention of the four candidates to the issue of gun control, specifically whether Illinois...
  • Social issues no issue in top GOP race

     
    Friday's print column Because I'm a glutton for platitudes, I spent Thursday morning listening again to the three most recent broadcast debates in the Republican gubernatorial primary. This time I took special note of an otherwise unremarked-upon moment...
  • Appeals court to consider sealed Blagojevich transcripts

    Appeals court to consider sealed Blagojevich transcripts
    The federal appeals court weighing former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s challenge to his corruption conviction and 14-year prison sentence ruled today that they will consider transcripts of FBI wiretaps that were not played at trial in deciding whether...
  • Good grief: 'Good Wife' gets Blago facts wrong

    Good grief: 'Good Wife' gets Blago facts wrong
    It's one thing to impugn the collective integrity of Illinois' governors. But when you attack the integrity of their lawyers, well, perhaps you’ve gone too far.   "The Good Wife" has borrowed liberally from the state's corruption cases for its...
  • Primary over, Illinois GOP is in strong position in governor race

    Primary over, Illinois GOP is in strong position in governor race
    CHICAGO — President Obama's Illinois has been one of the most reliably blue on the political color scale, but Tuesday's primary positioned Republicans for a strong shot at retaking the governor's mansion in a state mired in chronic fiscal disarray....