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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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  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Jackson expects to be 'vindicated' in ethics probe

    Jackson expects to be 'vindicated' in ethics probe
    KANKAKEE — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Saturday night he expects to be “vindicated” in a House ethics probe looking at his involvement in trying to secure President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat from then-Gov. Rod...
  • Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk hospitalized after suffering stroke

    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk hospitalized after suffering stroke
    Sen. Mark Kirk was hospitalized after suffering a stroke over the weekend and underwent surgery Monday in Chicago, his office said. According to a statement, Kirk, 52, checked himself in to Lake Forest Hospital in the Chicago area on Saturday, where...
  • Senate poll: Giannoulias, Kirk neck and neck

    Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk are wounded rivals running neck and neck for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows. After a bruising summer of controversies, both major party...
  • Dan Rostenkowski dies at 82; former U.S. representative from Chicago

    Dan Rostenkowski dies at 82; former U.S. representative from Chicago
    Dan Rostenkowski, an old-style Chicago ward boss who became one of the nation's most powerful legislators during the Reagan era before a stunning fall to corruption charges that left him branded a political anachronism, has died. He was 82. Rostenkowski,...
  • University of Illinois criticized after contract raises conflict of interest concerns

    University of Illinois criticized after contract raises conflict of interest concerns
    The University of Illinois handed out a $4.6 million contract to an architectural firm partially owned by the husband of a key administrator who oversees the planning of campus construction projects. The school initially did so without asking for the...
  • Relatives of lobbyists, campaign donors got lawmakers' help to enter U. of I.

    Relatives of lobbyists, campaign donors got lawmakers' help to enter U. of I.
    Politicians exerted their influence at the University of Illinois to boost admissions prospects for the relatives of lobbyists, fundraisers, a union leader and other connected applicants, a Tribune investigation has found. The first broad analysis of who...
  • Poll: Paterno viewed favorably by most

    Poll: Paterno viewed favorably by most
    Even after his fall from grace amid the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, Joe Paterno is still posting poll numbers most politicians would envy. More than half of Pennsylvania voters surveyed still have a favorable opinion of Paterno, according to a...
  • Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence

    Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence
    A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform. The sentence...
  • After a stop at burger place, Blagojevich enters prison

    After a stop at burger place, Blagojevich enters prison
    Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich has arrived at the federal prison in Colorado where he will begin serving a 14-year sentence for corruption. With two of his lawyers beside him, Blagojevich walked into the low-security federal prison near Littleton, Colo., at...
  • Blagojevich puts on one last show

    Blagojevich puts on one last show
    Rod Blagojevich may have a problem with hidden recording devices, but the convicted former governor rarely met a camera he didn't like and that held true even Wednesday with a choreographed-for-TV farewell on the eve of his imprisonment. Showman to the...
  • Prosecutors seek 15-20 years for Blagojevich, his lawyers seek compassion

    Prosecutors seek 15-20 years for Blagojevich, his lawyers seek compassion
    Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich asked a federal judge to impose “a compassionate and proportionate sentence” on the former governor, in sharp contrast to the 15- to 20-year prison sentence sought by prosecutors earlier in the day. “…...