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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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  • Retrial: How we're covering the Rod Blagojevich Trial, Part II

    Retrial: How we're covering the Rod Blagojevich Trial, Part II
    As pointed out earlier this week by reporter Bob Secter, who is covering the Rod Blagojevich retrial, the jury foreman for the former governor's first trial returned Tuesday to get a different perspective on the sequel. What a difference a retrial makes....
  • 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...
  • Brady's record is long on talk, short on action

     
    One of Gov. Pat Quinn's frequent criticisms of his Republican opponent, state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, is that Brady doesn't have much to show for his career in the General Assembly, which began in 1993. "What legislative accomplishment has......
  • Illinois Senate debate Mark Kirk vs Alexi Giannoulias

     
    Full debate transcript courtesy of ABC News....
  • Blagojevich trial postponed until April 20

     
    I wonder if Rahm Emanuel uses his ballet training when he does happy Snoopy dances. And I also wonder what former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is going to do for the next six months....
  • Voters: Use your head, not your heart --No one will hear or heed ballots cast in protest

     
    Cranky, frustrated, appalled voters, I hear you. You're not happy with the major party candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate — as flawed and uninspiring a quartet of glad-handers as ever aspired to lead and represent our state. You're......
  • Prediction: Dart's demurral will eliminate the need for an April run-off

     
    I'll offer a prediction right now. This news -- Sheriff Tom Dart won't run for Chicago mayor -- vastly increases the odds that Rahm Emanuel, with his huge campaign warchest, will not only win the February 22 mayoral "primary," but......
  • Chicagoan President Obama votes early, but only once

     
    Ah, but how many times will his ballot be counted back home in Cook County?...
  • Vote 'no' on recall amendment

     
    Our own Ray Long today explains in vital detail the ballot proposition on recall that Illinois voters will decide on tomorrow. If you happen to oppose the idea of recall elections -- as I do -- this is an easy......
  • Game plan

     
    Sun-Times third-person gossip columnist Michael Sneed reports: Sneed hears GOP gubernatorial opponent Bill Brady has been spiking the ball on the 10-yard line. • Translation: Sneed hears Brady has been conducting meetings dealing with his transition...
  • Quinn, Kirk should raise a glass to good fortune

     
    Sen.-elect Mark Kirk bought a beer Wednesday evening for his vanquished opponent, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. But before Kirk leaves for Washington, he should also be sure to send a case of the finest spirits to the man who gave......