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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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  • New Jersey panel issues 20 subpoenas in bridge inquiry

    TRENTON, N.J. — A new investigative committee issued subpoenas Thursday for 17 individuals and 3 organizations as it launched a deeper look into the involvement of Gov. Chris Christie's administration in ordering closures that caused a massive...
  • An intelligent show about a crooked life

    An intelligent show about a crooked life
    Some are born corrupt, some achieve corruption, and some have corruption thrust upon them. And then there's Stuart Levine. The star witness (or "historic cooperator," as the prosecution dubbed him) in the trials that brought down politicos and influence...
  • Quinn taps Paul Vallas for 2014 running mate

    Quinn taps Paul Vallas for 2014 running mate
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas as his Democratic running mate for next year's election. Vallas, an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2002 against Rod Blagojevich, fills...
  • Was JJJ trying to cheat the media by ducking into prison early?

     
    This unfolding story of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s surprise early entry into federal prison suggests not just a canny calculation on his part -- the sooner this gets started the sooner it's over -- but a "nuts to you!" gesture to......
  • Why Chicago loves Italian beef sandwiches

    Why Chicago loves Italian beef sandwiches
    There are things, for all time, which are decidedly the essence of Chicago: the Belushis, Michael Jordan, The Second City, thick-fingered Old-Style-drinking dudes who pronounce the word sausage as "saah-sidge," the Sears—err, Willis—Tower, hot...
  • Businessman with links to Blago, Jackson Jr. pleads guilty to fraud

    Businessman with links to Blago, Jackson Jr. pleads guilty to fraud
    Raghuveer Nayak, an influential Chicago businessman who figured in the downfalls of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., pleaded guilty today in his own criminal case to federal fraud charges related to a string of surgery...
  • U.S. Supreme Court to decide Illinois case

    The Supreme Court opened its new session Tuesday and announced it had agreed to decide eight new cases, including a copyright dispute over the 1980 Oscar-winning film "Raging Bull" and a clash over union fees for home healthcare workers in Illinois. The...
  • Straight answers on crooked pols

     
    Making sense of our messy laws on when ex-cons can run for office Wednesday's print column News item: As a convicted felon, former West Side Ald. Isaac "Ike" Carothers (right) is barred by law from running again for a seat......
  • Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal

    Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal
    Prosecutors have urged a federal appeals court to reject Rod Blagojevich's legal challenges to his corruption conviction and 14-year prison sentence, arguing in a lengthy filing that the former governor's attempt to sell a U.S. Senate seat was anything...
  • Who saw this coming? Quinn taps Vallas as running mate.

     
    UPDATED ITEM FOR SUNDAY PRINT COLUMN Like just about everyone else, I expected Gov. Pat Quinn to choose an up-and-coming Illinois Democrat to be his running mate — an ethnic minority, a woman or both. The party needs to deepen......
  • And another one gone and another one gone....

     
    This item from my Sunday print column is a greatly expanded version of a blog item from Thursday It was a double whammy for political junkies last week when Republican Dan Proft and Democrat Kwame Raoul announced that they would......
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