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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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  • 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,...
  • Supreme Court considers striking down mandatory public union dues

    WASHINGTON-- Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether teachers and other public employees can be required to pay dues to support a union even if some of them oppose it. Since 1977, the high court has upheld such mandatory union fees, but some...
  • Caregivers Have A Right To Reject Union

    The Democratic party is the party of government because it embraces a proposition it has done much to refute — that government is a nimble, skillful social engineer — and because government employees are a significant component of the party'...
  • U.S. Supreme Court opens session, takes eight new cases

    U.S. Supreme Court opens session, takes eight new cases
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court announced Tuesday it had agreed to decide eight new cases, including a copyright dispute over the 1980 Oscar-winning film “Raging Bull” and a clash over union fees for home healthcare workers in Illinois....
  • Supreme Court to hear 1st Amendment challenge to labor unions

    Supreme Court to hear 1st Amendment challenge to labor unions
    The Supreme Court will hear a 1st Amendment case this week involving Chicago-area in-home care providers that could end up dealing a major blow to public-sector labor unions. Illinois, California, Maryland, Connecticut and other states have long used...
  • The media and Chris Christie: Going overboard in Jersey

    What a bizarre spectacle. Assuming he did not lie during his marathon news conference last week, the feeding frenzy surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be remembered as one of those incredibly odd moments of elite journalistic hysteria that...
  • Political fallout on Illinois gay marriage bill for Democrats, Republicans

    Political fallout on Illinois gay marriage bill for Democrats, Republicans
    Legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois could give Democrats a much-needed boost of enthusiasm headed into next year’s critical elections, though financial woes and high unemployment could mute long-standing traction for the party that rules the...
  • GOP governor, Senate hopefuls travel the state to rally voters

    GOP governor, Senate hopefuls travel the state to rally voters
    Illinois Republican governor and U.S. Senate candidates are traveling the state rallying potential voters ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. Republican Bill Brady urged his supporters on St. Patrick's Day to turn out in force and repeat his 2010...
  • Republican governor, Senate candidates make final pitches before primary election

    Republican governor, Senate candidates make final pitches before primary election
    The Republican candidates for governor spent the final Sunday before the primary election taking aim at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn as they sought to bolster support from their supporters and returned to the themes that launched their campaigns. “...
  • Decision day for Illinois primary election voters

    Decision day for Illinois primary election voters
    Illinois primary election day dawned Tuesday with voters getting to shape the Republican and Democratic fall tickets for contests ranging from governor and U.S. Senate down to the state legislature and county board. Polls opened across the state at 6 a....
  • 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...
  • 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...