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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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  • Local Voices North: Feb. 27 edition

    Local Voices North: Feb. 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Niles, Rolling Meadows and Evanston. Distracted driving "Drop it and drive." Chances are, at some point, you've uttered a phrase like that after witnessing someone on the road talking, texting or surfing the Web on a...
  • Jury awards former Chicago State University employee $2.5M

    Jury awards former Chicago State University employee $2.5M
    A Cook County jury has awarded a former Chicago State University employee $2.5 million in damages and back pay after deciding he was fired in retaliation for reporting alleged misconduct by the university president and other top officials, an amount...
  • Unions try novel approach to silence Rauner's millions

    Unions try novel approach to silence Rauner's millions
    A coalition of labor unions is using a Rod Blagojevich-inspired ethics law to try to block Bruce Rauner from spending more of his personal wealth to attempt to win the Republican nomination for governor, according to a complaint union officials released...
  • Rivals rip Rauner in raucous governor debate

    Rivals rip Rauner in raucous governor debate
    The four Republican candidates for governor intensified their attacks against each other during a Thursday night debate as they tried to convince primary voters of their electability come the fall with the primary election less than three weeks away....
  • K. Hovnanian Cos. to again build homes in Chicago

    K. Hovnanian Cos. to again build homes in Chicago
    K. Hovnanian Cos., a longtime suburban Chicago homebuilder, is re-entering the city's housing market after a 50-year absence, on land once planned for development by Antoin "Tony" Rezko. The Naperville-based company, a division of Hovnanian Enterprises,...
  • Rivals rip Rauner during Republican governor debate

    Rivals rip Rauner during Republican governor debate
    Republican governor candidates Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady on Tuesday sought to sully front runner Bruce Rauner, contending the wealthy venture capitalist was spending an “obscene” amount of money and risked gridlocking Springfield like ex-...
  • Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll

    Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll
    The Illinois Republican governor’s race is tightening, with Bruce Rauner leading and Kirk Dillard surging as the candidates head into the final days of the campaign trying to peel away support from rivals and recruit undecided voters into their...
  • The cold numbers that prove Rauner's attack on Quinn is false

     
    Wednesday's column discusses this sound bite from last Thursday's GOP gubernatorial debate: Pat Quinn has been a massive failure on crime in Illinois. Crime under Pat Quinn’s administration has skyrocketed throughout Illinois — not just...
  • Rauner's attack on Quinn is a crime against truth

     
    Wednesday's print column About three quarters of the way through last week's Republican gubernatorial debate, moderator Ron Magers of ABC- Ch. 7 turned the attention of the four candidates to the issue of gun control, specifically whether Illinois...
  • New Jersey panel issues 20 subpoenas in bridge inquiry

    TRENTON, N.J. — A new investigative committee issued subpoenas Thursday for 17 individuals and 3 organizations as it launched a deeper look into the involvement of Gov. Chris Christie's administration in ordering closures that caused a massive...
  • Social issues no issue in top GOP race

     
    Friday's print column Because I'm a glutton for platitudes, I spent Thursday morning listening again to the three most recent broadcast debates in the Republican gubernatorial primary. This time I took special note of an otherwise unremarked-upon moment...
  • Appeals court to consider sealed Blagojevich transcripts

    Appeals court to consider sealed Blagojevich transcripts
    The federal appeals court weighing former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s challenge to his corruption conviction and 14-year prison sentence ruled today that they will consider transcripts of FBI wiretaps that were not played at trial in deciding whether...