Congressman Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh Opinionated In Final Town Hall Meeting

Joe Walsh hosted his final Town Hall meeting in front of a supportive crowd of 200 in Wauconda.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Appoints New Inspector General

Quinn has appointed 40-year law enforcement veteran Michael McCotter to the job.


Indiana Elects GOP Governor, Dem Senator; Ryan Keeps Seat In Wisconsin

Illinois’ neighbors to the north and east went in different directions in the presidential race.


Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels appeared in Chicago Monday. (CBS)

Indiana Gov. Daniels Prepares To Take Helm At Purdue University

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he has a lesson plan for his next job as the president of Purdue University.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Attorneys Think Blagojevich’s Sentence Will Be Reversed On Appeal

Attorneys in the first trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich still keep in touch with him, and think his sentence will be reversed on appeal if the case ever gets there.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Blagojevich Leaves

New Book Details New, Bizarre Stories About Blagojevich

The saga of Rod Blagojevich involved no shortage of the bizarre and the tawdry, but a book about the deposed and imprisoned governor set for release next month may top it all yet again.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Caliendo: Walker’s Victory Doesn’t Mean Doom For Obama

Political analyst Stephen Caliendo says controversial Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in the recall election Tuesday does not mean doom for President Barack Obama’s reelection hopes – although it does reflect an ongoing change in how organized labor is perceived.

CBS 2–06/06/2012

George Ryan

Ryan Wins Another Chance To Petition For New Trial

Former Gov. George Ryan has served most of his 6 1/2 year prison sentence and is set to be released next year, but he will have a chance to appeal for a new trial again before that.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Marks 1 Month Behind Bars

Sunday marked one month behind bars for Rod Blagojevich, and his attorney, Aaron Goldstein, says the deposed governor is fully entrenched behind bars.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas (right), with former mayoral candidate Gery Chico. (Credit/File Photo: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Vallas On Blagojevich: ‘Illinois Has Deserved Better’

The man who almost kept Rod Blagojevich out of the governor’s mansion a decade ago now says it’s sad to see what the now-imprisoned governor did to the state.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

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

Blagojevich Leaves

Sources: Blagojevich High-Fived Other Inmates On First Night In Prison

Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich is adjusting to a new lifestyle in prison, but he apparently hasn’t lost his taste for political grandstanding.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (center, blue sport coat) arrives at FCI Englewood, the federal prison in Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year sentence for corruption charges. (Credit: CBS)

Former Gov. Blagojevich Reports To Federal Prison

More than three years after being arrested by federal agents while still serving his governor, Rod Blagojevich has reported to the FCI Englewood Correctional Center in Colorado for a 14-year prison sentence.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

George Ryan

Former Gov. Ryan Seeks Appeal To U.S. Supreme Court

While one ex-governor heads off to federal prison, another is still there, pinning his hopes for an early release on a long-shot before the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Miller: Blagojevich Has A Shot At Appealing Sentence

CBS 2 Legal Analyst Irv Miller says Rod Blagojevich likely stands a chance at appealing his lengthy 14-year sentence.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (L) and his attorney, Aaron Goldstein, on an American Eagle flight from Chicago to Denver, while Blagojevich heads to prison in Littleton, Colo. (Credit: CBS)

Blagojevich: ‘I’m Hopeful For The Future’

At 1 p.m. Chicago time Thursday, Rod Blagojevich will report to the FCI Englewood federal prison in Englewood, Colo., to begin serving his 14-year sentence.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Assigned Federal Prison Number

We now know how Rod Blagojevich will be known when he begins his 14 year prison sentence next week.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

Patti Blagojevich, wife of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, sheds a tear as she listens to him address the media after he was sentenced to 14 years in prison at the Dirksen Federal building. (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Patti Blagojevich Proclaims Husband’s Innocence In Interview

Patti Blagojevich is again proclaiming her husband’s innocence, as he prepares to head to prison.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: My Crystal Ball On Bill Daley’s Plans

So the big “B” boys in the White House, Bill Daley and President Barack Obama, are getting divorced, because – they say – Daley wants to be in Chicago with his family. Or, could it be that Daley wants to be in Chicago to get set to run for governor?

CBS 2–01/10/2012

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (L) addresses the media while wife Patti Blagojevich holds back tears at the Dirksen Federal Building after he was sentenced to 14 years in prison. (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Blagojevich Tries To Rally Supporters Via Facebook, Twitter

The new year is likely to be anything but a happy one for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but the former governor has a message for his supporters.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012