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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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  • Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program

    Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program
    SPRINGFIELD — Federal authorities have requested information about Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s $55 million anti-violence initiative that has drawn fire for mismanagement and misspending. The Illinois comptroller’s office got a call...
  • House ethics panel extends review of Gutierrez hiring of lobbyist

    House ethics panel extends review of Gutierrez hiring of lobbyist
    WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee said Monday it would continue to review Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s hiring of an Illinois lobbyist who was paid more than $590,000 to perform extensive duties for his congressional office. The lobbyist, Doug...
  • 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...
  • State agency ex-director to pay $100,000 in revolving-door case

    State agency ex-director to pay $100,000 in revolving-door case
    SPRINGFIELD — The former head of an Illinois government agency has agreed to pay the state $100,000 in a settlement after being accused of violating a so-called revolving-door clause regulating officials who leave and take jobs with state...
  • Primary over, Illinois GOP is in strong position in governor race

    Primary over, Illinois GOP is in strong position in governor race
    CHICAGO — President Obama's Illinois has been one of the most reliably blue on the political color scale, but Tuesday's primary positioned Republicans for a strong shot at retaking the governor's mansion in a state mired in chronic fiscal disarray....
  • Crisis manager leaves White House counsel's office

    WASHINGTON – From Solyndra to Benghazi to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Ed Siskel has been the bespectacled, behind-the-scenes lawyer with the forensic assignment – figure out exactly what went wrong so the White House can fix it,...
  • 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...
  • Good grief: 'Good Wife' gets Blago facts wrong

    Good grief: 'Good Wife' gets Blago facts wrong
    It's one thing to impugn the collective integrity of Illinois' governors. But when you attack the integrity of their lawyers, well, perhaps you’ve gone too far.   "The Good Wife" has borrowed liberally from the state's corruption cases for its...
  • Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says

    Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says
    Gov. Pat Quinn and ruling Democratic lawmakers united Wednesday around what they say is a stark election-year choice — vote now to make permanent the temporary income tax increase they installed three years ago or face major cuts in state spending...
  • Gallup Poll: Illinois last when it comes to trusting state government

    Gallup Poll: Illinois last when it comes to trusting state government
    By a wide margin, Illinois residents have less trust in their state government than residents in any state in the nation, according to results of a Gallup politics poll released Friday. Just 28 percent of residents polled said they trust Illinois...
  • 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,...