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  • `Uncle Amrish' helped raise $500,000 for Blagojevich

    A Chicago banker whose wife is accused of bilking millions from a no-bid state contract has helped raise more than a half million dollars for Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaigns since 2001. Amrish Mahajan was a driving force behind his wife's drug-screening...
  • Governor's ally sought tollway contract

    An Illinois doughnut mogul forged ties last year to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, through campaign donations and a real-estate deal involving the governor's wife, while seeking to expand his Dunkin' Donuts business into the state's tollway oases, according to a...
  • Another inside deal for governor's wife

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife received the real estate commission in a $650,000 condominium sale from a businessman who since has won $10 million in no-bid state contracts. The seller was Mark T. Wight, owner of Wight & Company, an architecture firm that...
  • Feds probe real estate deals

    Federal agents are investigating real estate deals involving Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife as part of a three-year corruption probe into allegations of favoritism and fraud within his administration. Several federal sources familiar with the inquiry...
  • Patti Blagojevich's real estate success under scrutiny

    Illinois First Lady Patricia Blagojevich walked away from her successful career as a real estate agent earlier this year amid scrutiny from federal agents probing whether clients hired her to win favor from her husband's administration. With her...
  • Feds taped Blagojevich

    Federal investigators recently made covert tape recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the most dramatic step yet in their corruption investigation of him and his administration, the Tribune has learned. As part of this undercover effort, one of the...
  • Patti Blagojevich drops defamation lawsuit

    Illinois' former first lady agreed to drop her defamation lawsuit against a Chicago Christian Industrial League official, the two sides said Monday. Terms of the settlement weren't disclosed. Last year, Patti Blagojevich sued Richard Roberts, the league'...
  • Ex-aide: Governor often MIA

    Ex-aide: Governor often MIA
    Rod Blagojevich may have been governor of Illinois but often appeared to do everything but run the state, dwelling instead on his political fortunes and his family's finances, two former top aides to Blagojevich testified at his political corruption trial...
  • Blagojevich trial wiretaps

    Blagojevich on rehearsing how to pitch his problems with Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan as a reason for seeking an Obama administration post: "Everybody has a chance now to play a role in history, I've done all these things in Illinois and I'm,...
  • Tapes reveal Blagojevich wanted to be anything but governor

    Tapes reveal Blagojevich wanted to be anything but governor
    Prosecutors allege the ex-governor tried to leverage his Senate appointment power as a bargaining chip to find his next job. At times, there's a kid-in-a-candy-store flavor to the wish lists that Rod Blagojevich rattles off in the wiretaps played at...
  • Prosecutors paint Blagojevich as Imelda Marcos of Illinois

    From his meticulously tailored suits to his crisp, white shirts and silky, blue power ties, Rod Blagojevich shows up at his corruption trial each day looking like a million bucks. Actually, as it turns out, the cost of that sartorial splendor is closer to...
  • Former governor hit for alleged corruption, grandiosity

    Former governor hit for alleged corruption, grandiosity
    Over the six weeks that prosecutors laid out their case against Rod Blagojevich, witnesses and secret wiretaps portrayed the former governor as extravagant, obsessed with his own looks and image, a lousy steward of his family finances, near-delusional...