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Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Road Closed

Report: Road Construction Money Went To Jobs Program Under Blagojevich

The Illinois executive inspector general says the state Department of Transportation directed $3.1 million in road construction money to go to a summer jobs program for teens in Chicago during the Blagojevich administration.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

Tollway

Report: Tolls Illegally Went Toward Balancing State Budget For 3 Years

A story out Friday morning is sure to cause grumbling among those who use the Illinois Tollway system.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

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

Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Trial Wrapping Up For Power Broker William Cellini

It’s a day off for the jury, but, not for the judge or lawyers in the trial of millionaire businessman and powerbroker William Cellini.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

Gavel

Ex-State Contractor Gets Probation For Defrauding Taxpayers

A contractor with ties to deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to probation Monday, after admitting to using a state drug-screening contract to bilk taxpayers out of thousands of dollars.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

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