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John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Judge Ends Ex-Blagojevich Aide’s Probation Early

Rod Blagojevich’s ex-chief of staff is free and clear of the justice system after a federal judge in Chicago ended his two-year probation period early.

04/25/2013

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Former Blagojevich Aide John Harris To Report To Prison

A former chief of staff for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich will report to jail next week.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blagojevich’s Former Top Aide Gets 10 Days In Jail

The man who was Rod Blagojevich’s chief of staff when the former governor was arrested for trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for his role in Blagojevich’s corruption case.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sentencing Delayed For Former Blagojevich Chief Of Staff Harris

The day after deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich began his 14-year prison sentence, his former chief of staff, John Harris, is learning his fate.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

"The Obamas," a biography of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, written by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor. (Credit: CBS)

Michelle Obama Denies Tension With Rahm Emanuel

First lady Michelle Obama is hitting back against reports there was tension between her and Rahm Emanuel when he was the White House chief of staff.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Bill Daley At The Inauguration

Mayor Emanuel: Chief Of Staff Role Tough On Anybody

Mayor Emanuel, who was White House Chief of Staff before Bill Daley, says Daley can leave the White House with his head held high for a job well done.

01/10/2012

President Barack Obama listens to his Chief of Staff Bill Daley as they walk along the colonnade before leaving the White House in Washington, DC, on December 14, 2011 en route to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where they will embrace returning troops and seek to turn the page on the divisive, bloody and costly period of modern US history stained by the Iraq war. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Daley Resigning As Obama’s Chief Of Staff

Chicagoan Bill Daley is stepping down as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff at the end of the month, after about a year as the president’s top aide.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

City Hall

Many Top City Executives Up For Raises In 2012 Budget

While Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first city budget includes layoffs, budget cuts, and higher fees and fines, it also includes rewards for some mayoral aides.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Distant Daley Relative To Be Emanuel’s Chief Of Staff

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has appointed local government veteran and distant Daley family relative Theresa Mintle as his chief of staff.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Judge: Blago Lawyer’s Questions ‘Out Of Bounds’

A defense attorney for Rod Blagojevich drew some harsh criticism from the judge at the former governor’s corruption retrial on Monday for repeatedly asking questions that the judge had already ruled were “out of bounds.”

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blago On Tape: ‘It’s Very Important For Me To Make A Lot Of Money’

As federal prosecutors continued to focus on allegations that Rod Blagojevich was trying to sell or trade an appointment to the U.S. Senate, jurors in his retrial heard the former governor saying “it’s very important for me to make a lot of money.”

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Tapes Reveal Thanks From White House Not Enough For Blagojevich

When Rod Blagojevich learned in late 2008 that all he would get from the Obama administration was thanks and appreciation for appointing a friend President-elect Barack Obama to the U.S. Senate, he had two simple words for the White House: “F*** them.”

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

Emanuel And Obama

Emanuel Returns For Visit To White House

Mayor-elect and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was back in Washington today, to pay his first visit to President Barack Obama since the mayoral election.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter: Mayor’s Brother Won’t Deliver The Goods Here

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson advises Chicagoans against expecting Bill Daley to bring home the bacon for the Windy City, now that he’s White House chief of staff.

01/06/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Re-Hires Controversial Ex-Chief Of Staff

Gov. Pat Quinn has re-hired his controversial former chief of staff, who resigned a few months ago amid an ethics probe.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2010