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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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  • Rep. Jackson under treatment for mood disorder, staff says

    Rep. Jackson under treatment for mood disorder, staff says
    Under increasing pressure from top Democrats to disclose what's kept Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. off the job for more than a month, the congressman's office issued a statement Wednesday saying he is being treated for a "mood disorder" at an inpatient center....
  • Mayo Clinic: Rep. Jackson being evaluated for depression, 'gastrointestinal issues'

    Mayo Clinic: Rep. Jackson being evaluated for depression, 'gastrointestinal issues'
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota “for extensive inpatient evaluation for depression and gastrointestinal issues,” according to a statement from Jackson sent late Friday by Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo. Jackson’...
  • Weeks in Review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: CapitolView WSEC-TV/PBS Springfield: Host Bernie Schoenburg (Springfield State Journal-Register) with Benjamin Yount...
  • Team Blago's 'Submission in response to pre-sentence report and in aid of sentencing

     
    I can't easily render this 72-page .pdf image file of the recent filing by lawyers for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich into text, but if anyone out there with an OCR scanner and some time on your hands wants to......
  • Plain text: The Government's case for a long prison sentence for Blago

     
    UPDATE: Blagojevich's legal team's response. This is a copy, cut and paste job off a .pdf file: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROD BLAGOJEVICH GOVERNMENT’S OBJECTIONS TO THE...
  • Rod Blagojevich may serve 15-20 years for misuse of power

     
    The prosecution in the case has asked the judge to throw Blagojevich in prison for 15-20 years, saying that "from the very moment he became governor," he began to abuse his power....
  • What about Blago's kids? Former guv should have thought of them before committing crimes

     
    How could you not feel terrible for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's daughters? Annie is 8. Amy (pictured here with her parents) is 15. Their father will be in federal prison when they graduate from high school, when Amy graduates from......
  • Rod Blagojevich admits guilt in hope for lighter sentence

     
    The judge was told that a long jail term for Blago would "devastate" his kids and wife, who once ate a tarantula on "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here."...
  • Blagojevich offers judge boilerplate humbug in a weaselly 'no-pology'

     
    I'm such a news geek that I went to the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich today even though I'm on vacation, and then decided to offer a column for tomorrow's paper on one aspect of the proceedings. The sentence......
  • Ready, aim, fire: It's been that kind of news cycle

     
    From Alec Baldwin allegedly going off on a plane, to the "MythBusters" folks misfiring, to Rod Blagojevich getting his in Illinois, it's been a month of mishaps....
  • 'Sad day' as Blagojevich is sentenced and people divide 168 by 12

     
    Rod Blagojevich is sentenced to 14 years in jail. Reaction on Twitter was both sympathetic and full of laughter and celebration....
  • Chat archive: Blago sentence

     
    I joined Ramsin Canon, Justin Kaufmann, Peter Sagal, Steve Edwards, Jimmy Greenfield, Scott Smith, Sam Hudzik, Chuck Sudo and others for an online chat this morning about the Blagojevich sentence....