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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Blagojevich prosecutor hired in Christie bridge probe

    Blagojevich prosecutor hired in Christie bridge probe
    New Jersey lawmakers investigating political tricks that emanated from Governor Chris Christie’s office hired as special counsel the lead prosecutor in the corruption trials of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Reid Schar was the lead...
  • Christie tries to move on from 'Bridgegate' with Sandy speech

    Christie tries to move on from 'Bridgegate' with Sandy speech
    Hoping to get back to business as usual, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie met with victims of Hurricane Sandy on Thursday morning to talk about rebuilding efforts, pledging that “nothing will distract me from getting that job done.” The speech...
  • 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....
  • Durkin is new Illinois House Republican leader

    Durkin is new Illinois House Republican leader
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois House Republicans on Thursday picked as their new leader a former Cook County prosecutor known for tough anti-crime stances but also for his work to clean up a broken justice system littered with wrongful convictions. The...
  • And another one gone and another one gone....

     
    Kwame Raoul out of the running for governor I think our Democratic field is set now. Gov. Pat Quinn vs. Bill Daley. And barring any surprises, the GOP field is set as well: Treasurer Dan Rutherford vs. state Sen. Kirk......
  • 10 things you might not know about notorious couples

    10 things you might not know about notorious couples
    It's one thing to be famous. It's quite another to be notorious, which is defined as "widely and unfavorably known." Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, demonstrated that last week when they were sentenced for financial crimes. Here are 10 other...
  • Pat Quinn switches to re-election mode

    Pat Quinn switches to re-election mode
    The busy chief executive of the nation's fifth-largest state probably wouldn't be expected to set aside time to attend an initial hearing in a lawsuit filed against him, but there was Gov. Pat Quinn on the 23rd floor of the Daley Center. The...
  • Daley looks for path to victory against Quinn

     Daley looks for path to victory against Quinn
    On paper, Bill Daley's resume would appear to put him high on the list of those seeking the governor's office: commerce secretary to President Bill Clinton, chief of staff to President Barack Obama and manager of Vice President Al Gore's White House...