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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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  • Rezko could get more prison time

     
    Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the former top fundraiser for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich who already has been sentenced to a 10½ years in prison for political …...
  • Tinley Park in 2011: A year in review

     
    TribLocal takes a look back at the top news stories in Tinley Park throughout 2011. Village says goodbye to beloved police chief, welcomes a new …...
  • Dining on cracked crystal for 2011 yet predicting fearlessly for 2012

     
    Twelve months ago, as is my custom, I asked readers to offer their best guesses as to what 2011 would bring, then offered my own predictions. How'd we do? On six of the 18 questions, readers and I were correct......
  • I say...

     
    #The annual fuss over the first baby of the New Year -- or, locally, the first babies -- strikes me as misplaced. The newborns we should be celebrating at the last babies born in the old year, who offer their......
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Romney? Meh

     
    Bruno Behrend Today, attorney Bruno Behrend, a policy director for Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based free-market think tank, joins me for another in my series of dialogue about the presidential race. To Bruno, from Eric I've never found myself...
  • Blagojevich to serve sentence in Colorado prison

     
    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will serve his 14-year sentence at a federal prison in Colorado as he had sought, sources said Tuesday. Blagojevich, who is …...
  • Blago's Rocky Mountain, 'Hi!'

     
    We learned this week that, as expected, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will begin serving his 14-year prison sentence at the low-security Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, just southwest of Denver (left) Carolyn Gurland, one of his defense...
  • Uncomfortable moments

     
    From Neil Steinberg's telling today of his encounter with former Sen. Roland Burris in the WBEZ FM 91.5 waiting area last Friday: “So . . . ” I said. “What have you been up to lately?” If the entire readership......
  • Blago bingo

     
    Tomorrow at 5:02 p.m. -- so all the local TV news shops can carry it live -- former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will address us one last time. I realize he's unlikely to deliver the speech I wrote for him and......
  • Still cleaning up Blago’s mess

     
    Whenever I felt a surge of pity rising for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he headed off to federal prison yesterday, l snapped out of it by reminding myself of the Illinois 3,000. That figure – 3,000 – was a......
  • Edward CEO ‘proud’ of role in corruption probe

     
    Edward Hospital President and CEO Pam Davis feels a sense of closure as former Gov. Rod Blagojevich prepares to enter a Colorado prison Thursday. “I’m …...
  • Tollway watchdog: $32.6 million went to state improperly in 2003-06

     
    More than $33.6 million in Illinois Tollway revenue ended up in state coffers during 2003-06 despite a law that prohibited tolls being spent outside the …...