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Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich To Pick Preferred Prison For 14-Year Sentence

Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Friday will have to tell the court where he wants to spend his 14 years behind bars.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Blagojevich Family

Expert: Blagojevich’s Daughters Will Have A Hard Time

The two young daughters of deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich are certain to encounter difficulty as they experience life with their father in prison, an expert says.

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

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Blagojevich: ‘I Am Unbelievably Sorry’

For the first time since he was arrested three years ago, deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich was thoroughly apologetic and admitted to making “terrible mistakes,” as pleaded for mercy before his sentencing Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

Rod Blagojevich

BGA: Expect A Lengthy Sentence For Blagojevich

The Better Government Association thinks federal prosecutors will win the hefty sentence they are seeking for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

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

Observer: Blagojevich Will Never Say ‘I’m Sorry’

A trial observer says the only thing deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich could say to help his cause during his sentencing hearing this week is, “I’m sorry.”

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

Fundraiser Rezko Asks To Be Sentenced To Time Served

Political fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko was convicted on corruption charges more than three years ago, but still hasn’t been sentenced and has been in jail ever since.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

Rod Blagojevich

State Lawmaker Wants To Keep Blagojevich From Collecting Pension

On Dec. 10, deposed Gov. Blagojevich will turn 55, and that means he can start collecting his state pension.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Move Afoot To Suspend Blagojevich’s Law License

Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich has suffered another indignity. A move is now afoot to suspend his license to practice law.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2011

The Exposition Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. (Photo Credit: Illinois Department of Agriculture)

Montana Gov. Joins Illinois Dems At State Fair

A voice from the West fired up Illinois Democrats on their day at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday.

WBBM Newsradio–08/17/2011

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

Sentencing Coming In October For Blagojevich

A federal judge has set a tentative sentencing date of Oct. 6 for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich, following his conviction on 17 corruption counts at this summer’s retrial and one count of lying to the FBI at his first trial last year.

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

Maya Moody

Juror Relieved That Blagojevich Trial Is Over

Some of the jurors in the Blagojevich trial have been expressing relief, with the opportunity finally to put their lives back together after three weeks of deliberation.

CBS 2–06/29/2011

Lura Lynn Ryan

Former Gov. George Ryan Was With Wife When She Died

Imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan got to spend a few hours with his wife before she lost her battle with lung cancer Monday night.

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

Blago Jury Finishes First Day Of Deliberation; Judge Rejects Mistrial Motion

The federal jury in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial officially went home Friday afternoon after beginning to deliberate the deposed governor’s fate.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Closing Arguments Completed In Blagojevich Trial

Rod Blagojevich’s defense attorney delivered a passionate closing argument on Thursday, saying prosecutors had proven nothing criminal and that the government wanted the jury to be nothing more than a “rubber stamp” for their case against the former governor.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Prosecutors Begin Cross-Examining Blagojevich, Call Him A Liar

Federal prosecutors wasted no time painting Rod Blagojevich as a habitual liar on Thursday as they began cross examining the former governor at his corruption retrial on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Confronts ‘Golden’ Comment On Senate Seat

Sounding nervous and hesitant, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday tried to explain his most notorious comment caught on FBI wiretaps in his corruption case, but told his defense attorney he was “afraid” to do so.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

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