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Meet Luella, the Blagojevich family's new puppy. (CBS)

On Night Out, Blagojevich Gets Upstaged By New Puppy

The former governor and his wife, Patti, and their two daughters traveled to Chicago’s PAWS animal shelter to get a Maltipoo named Louella, which had been rescued from the city pound.


Rod Blagojevich

Madigan: Blagojevich Should Lose His Pension

A day after he was sentenced to 14 years in prison, disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich got more bad news when Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a legal opinion that he shouldn’t collect his state pension.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Sam Adam Jr.

Former Blago Attorney: Tapes Would’ve Changed Outcome

Former Rod Blagojevich attorney Sam Adam Jr. still maintains that if all the tapes of wiretapped conversations had been played at trial, the outcome would have been different.

CBS 2–12/08/2011

Rod and Patti Blagojevich enter their home after the former governor was sentenced to 14 years in prison. (Credit: Getty Images)

Blagojevich Begins Final Countdown To Prison

The countdown is on until deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich has to report to prison.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Wants To Play New Tapes At Sentencing

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is asking to play wiretap recordings that were previously placed under seal when he’s sentenced next month.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2011

Tony Rezko, Rod Blagojevich

Ex-Prosecutor: Rezko’s Sentence A Bad Sign For Blagojevich

A 10 1/2-year sentence for political fundraiser Tony Rezko is not a good sign for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, according to a former federal prosecutor.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

James Hampton (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Man Gets 20 Years For Rape Of 12-Year-Old Girl, Has 6 Cases Pending

CHICAGO (STMW) — A Chicago man accused in seven rapes was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for his youngest victim, a 12-year-old girl. James Hampton, was sentenced after being convicted of one […]


The Rod Blagojevich Facebook page.

Blagojevich Goes To Facebook To Garner Support Before Sentencing

Rod Blagojevich is hoping support from the public can reduce his sentence for corruption.

WBBM Newsradio–10/18/2011

Diane Eldrup (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Lake County Shelter Owner Convicted Of Animal Torture

A jury has convicted a former Lake County shelter operator on charges of animal torture.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Ricardo Robledo-Espino was convicted of aggravated battery to a child. (Kane County State's Attorney's Office)

Elgin Man Convicted Of Breaking Infant’s Legs

Ricardo Robledo-Espino faces up to 30 years in prison after being convicted Monday of breaking an infant’s legs as he took care of the girl last year.


A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

18 Years, 4 Months For Man Who Took In Millions In Phony Tax Returns

A former Chicago resident is going to prison for more than 18 years, after admitting to trying to defraud the state and federal government out of more than $65 million using the identities of prisoners and the dead.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Files Appeal, Says Judge Favored Prosecutors

In a move that was fully expected, deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich is filing an appeal to overturn his conviction on corruption charges.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

Rod Blagojevich

For Sale: Blagojevich Home; Judge Sets $450,000 Bond

A judge set bond at $450,000 for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was warned he could lose his home if he violates the agreement.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Rod Blagojevich speaks after his conviction. (CBS)

Blagojevich Defense Appears To Be Working Toward Appeal

Rod Blagojevich’s defense team appears to have taken its first steps toward filing an appeal of his conviction on 17 corruption counts last month.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Blagojevich Juror John McPartland

Lone Male Blago Juror: Women Were ‘Like My Secretaries’

The only man who sat on the jury that convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of 17 corruption charges said Tuesday that the 11 women on the panel were “almost like my secretaries” because of how much better they were at taking notes than he was.

CBS 2–06/28/2011

Robert Blagojevich

Blagojevich’s Brother Calls Conviction A ‘Family Tragedy’

Rod Blagojevich’s brother, Robert, called Monday’s verdict a “family tragedy on many levels.”

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Rod Blagojevich outside his home on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 (CBS)

Once-Proud Blagojevich Faces Life As A Convict

Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich was solemn and philosophical Monday morning, as he faced the reality of a serious prison term looming after being found guilty of 17 charges.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Rod Blagojevich (CBS)

VIDEO: Blagojevich Stunned By Conviction, Jury Speaks Out

A jury convicted Rod Blagojevich of 17 corruption counts on Monday, a decision that left the former governor stunned.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Larry Barlow

Man To Be Sentenced In Murder Of South Side KFC Manager

A homeless man is now awaiting sentencing for the 2006 murder of a South Side KFC, who police say was shot for no reason following a robbery.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2011

Rodney L. McGowan was convicted of raping a 74-year-old Elgin woman. (Kane Co. State's Attorney)

Chicago Man Convicted Of Raping 74-Year-Old Elgin Woman

Rodney L. McGowan faces between 60 and 120 years in prison when he is sentenced in August