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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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  • Video/Q&A: 'Broken City' star/producer Mark Wahlberg and director Allen Hughes

    Video/Q&A: 'Broken City' star/producer Mark Wahlberg and director Allen Hughes
    ┬áIn the political thriller “Broken City,” Mark Wahlberg plays an underdog—not exactly something new for the Oscar-nominated actor (“The Departed”) when you recall “Boogie Nights,” “Invincible,” “...
  • State Treasurer Rutherford explores run for governor

    State Treasurer Rutherford explores run for governor
    State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, long mentioned as a potential Republican candidate for governor, used the web and social media Sunday to urge supporters to sign up for a possible 2014 race for Illinois chief executive. Rutherford’s web site asks...
  • Let's review: Rachel Shteir and poor Chicago

    Let's review: Rachel Shteir and poor Chicago
    And they said the gentle art of literary criticism was dead, confined to irrelevance. Not this week, gentle reader. Not in Chicago. Not in the heat of L'affaire de Shteir. What book review in the history of Chicago literature — heck, what recent...
  • Axelrod writing autobiography

    Axelrod writing autobiography
    The architect of President Barack Obama's political narrative has a new story to tell: His own. David Axelrod, Obama's longtime confidant and former strategist, will pen a "personal biography of his professional life," according to publisher Penguin...
  • Authors A-C

    826CHI 826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org Tom Acitelli Tom Acitelli is author...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Quits Congress, Cites Health Reasons

    Jesse Jackson Jr. Quits Congress, Cites Health Reasons
    CHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health." Jackson, who announced his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, has been is the subject of several...
  • Dr. Eric Whitaker leaving University of Chicago Medicine

    Dr. Eric Whitaker, a nationally prominent expert in minority health issues and one of President Barack Obama's closest friends, is leaving his post at the University of Chicago Medicine in March to pursue opportunities in the private sector. His decision...
  • Drew Peterson files appeal, cites ineffective counsel

    Drew Peterson files appeal, cites ineffective counsel
    Drew Peterson began the uphill battle to overturn his murder conviction today, filing a motion for a new trial that could force his former lead attorney to testify about how he allegedly botched the case. Peterson, 58, was convicted in September of...
  • Cellini sentenced to 1 year, 1 day in prison

    Cellini sentenced to 1 year, 1 day in prison
    The King of Clout is headed to prison. William Cellini, the man some refer to as the state's ultimate political insider, was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge to one year and one day. Cellini was another Rod Blagojevich casualty and convicted for...
  • Cellini asks to choose his prison

    Cellini asks to choose his prison
    Former Springfield powerbroker William Cellini will go before a federal judge today. He's expected to ask to serve his prison sentence at a federal prison camp in Montgomery, Alabama. Cellini was convicted of trying to shake down a Hollywood producer to...
  • Jackson Jr. expected to win reelection, despite absence

    Jackson Jr. expected to win reelection, despite absence
    Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is up for reelection, but has not been seen in public for more than four months. Questions are mounting about his medical condition and a federal criminal investigation into allegations of misusing campaign funds. The...
  • Team that brought down Blagojevich honored

    Team that brought down Blagojevich honored
    The federal law enforcement team that brought down former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and numerous advisers was honored today by the Justice Department for the eight-year investigation. Blagojevich is serving a 14-year prison sentence after his conviction for...