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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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  • Emanuel got $10,000 in donations linked to red light camera bidder

    Emanuel got $10,000 in donations linked to red light camera bidder
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel accepted $10,000 in campaign contributions from the spouses of two top executives of a longtime city contractor that is also vying to take over the city's beleaguered red light camera program. The mayor's office Tuesday defended the...
  • 'I am human' Jackson tells constituents in robocall

    'I am human' Jackson tells constituents in robocall
    U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., absent from public life and the campaign trail since June for treatment of bipolar depression, launched a series of automated telephone calls Saturday, asking constituents for patience but not their votes. The 85-second...
  • Quinn says he's ready for 'showdown' on concealed carry

    Quinn says he's ready for 'showdown' on concealed carry
    Lawmakers return to Springfield today, poised to override Gov. Pat Quinn's rewrite of a proposed law allowing concealed carry of firearms, but his actions and those of his potential rivals have created a conundrum for many Downstate Democrats in the early...
  • Drew Peterson trial updates: Judge jokes about blowing his brains out

    Drew Peterson trial updates: Judge jokes about blowing his brains out
    Continual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. -------------------- 5 p.m. Testimony to resume Thursday Testimony has concluded for the day. Court resumes Thursday morning. -------------------- 4:50...
  • Will Emanuel OK a Mell for Mell swap?

     
    On January 4, Fran Spielman of the Sun-Times reported: Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) — powerful chairman of the City Council’s Rules Committee and father-in-law of convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich — has told associates he is preparing to...
  • Here's why putting the AG next in line for the governor's office could be a problem

     
    Under the amendment...the attorney general would be next in line if the governor died, quit or was removed from office. That makes a lot of sense. Candidates for attorney general are subject to far more voter scrutiny than those for......
  • Steinberg v. the New York Times

     
    Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg today writes defiantly about a New York Times Book Review "slam" of his latest book, "You Were Never in Chicago," contained in a cover essay on recent local lit by DePaul University Theater School prof Rachel......
  • Quinn calls for a special session and the race for governor is underway!

     
    No rest for the wonky. Gov. Pat Quinn has called for a special session of the legislature to fix the pension mess -- because, gosh darn it, they haven't yet had time to fix it! -- recalling the numerous futile......
  • The Rhubarb Patch: A well-regulated militia, part 3

     
    An ongoing email discussion with David Lombardo, founder and president of the Second Amendment Foundation for Education & Research, Shorewood, Ill. Part One, Part Two. To David: I think we've both laid our cases as well as we're going to.......
  • Somebody Nobody Asked™ has advice for Rahm Emanuel

     
    By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
  • ‘Golden’ book reveals Blago tragedy was actually a farce

     
    From my Sunday print column The Rod Blagojevich who emerges in the new, most ambitious book yet on the former governor’s spectacular rise and fall is corrupt, of course. Oblivious. Conniving. Petty. Spectacularly narcissistic. We already know...
  • Worst vote ever?

     
    What’s the most regrettable vote you’ve ever cast? What were you thinking and why were you so wrong? Regular blog commenter Beth suggested this as a possibly educational essay assignment and I'm biting. My answer, as attentive readers know,...