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Change of SubjectToday's news -- Judge sets Blagojevich sentencing for Oct. 6 -- prompts me to take a look back at a portion of my blog entry from last year, What to Expect While We're Expecting a Verdict: [Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich......
Clout StFrom the Breaking News Center: One of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former chiefs of staff who is expected to be a key witness in his corruption trial entered a new guilty plea in federal court this morning. Alonzo "Lon" Monk,......
Change of SubjectDeveloping story: Metra chief found dead hours before meeting on his fate: Metra executive director Phil Pagano was found dead this morning, the agency said in a release. Metra would not confirm reports that Pagano was struck by a Metra......
Change of SubjectSix things to expect if former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is acquitted by the jury now deliberating his fate: 1. He’ll hold a triumphant news conference in the lobby of the courthouse. He’ll crow to the camera that he’s been vindicated......
Change of SubjectPublicists for perpetually tardy Rod Blagojevich -- adio talk show host, failed reality-TV star and disgraced ex-governor are sending around an alert that he will "will make the strongest public statement to date concerning the charges he is facing" at......
Christopher Kelly, one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's most trusted advisers and fundraisers, has decided to plead guilty, court records show, while negotiations appear to be on again for the cooperation of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, another Blagojevich confidant, in...
Tags: FBI, Judges, Government, Corporate Crime, Lawyers
Tribune reportersDisgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich joked and jogged in his Chicago neighborhood Wednesday and vowed to tell his side of the story soon, while his attorney tore into impeachment-minded state lawmakers trying to force the governor out of a job. The vigorous...
Tribune reporterSpringfield powerbroker William Cellini was sentenced to a year and day in prison today for his role in corruption tied to imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Cellini, 77, a longtime Republican lobbyist and fundraiser, had operated for years...
Tribune staff reportersPleading guilty Thursday to attempted extortion, a prominent Democratic fundraiser said he was told that a "high-ranking Illinois public official" was behind a kickback scheme that steered state pension-fund investments to favored businesses in exchange...
Tribune staff reportersPolitical insider Stuart Levine pleaded guilty Friday to scheming to squeeze millions of dollars from firms seeking state business, and authorities alleged in the clearest detail yet that he had the help of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's top campaign supporters....
Rod Blagojevich had been jealous of Barack Obama's rise out of Illinois politics to the White House, one of his former top aides testified Tuesday, but the day after Obama's victory rally in Grant Park, the governor was on the phone talking about a...
Tags: Social Issues, Politics, Local Elections, Illinois, Lawyers
Tribune staff reportersThey showed up at Rod Blagojevich's home before the sun. By daylight, federal agents had arrested and handcuffed the governor, throwing him -- and all of Illinois -- into one of the most momentous and absurd times in the state's sordid political history....
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