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Jury Selection

Rod Blagojevich

Judge Completes Questioning Jurors For Blago Retrial

After five days of questioning more than 100 potential jurors, the judge in the corruption retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Thursday that there are enough qualified candidates to take the final step of seating a jury on Monday.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Jury Selection Inches Closer To Completion In Blago Retrial

Jury selection was nearly completed Wednesday in the corruption retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as more than 40 potential jurors have been deemed qualified. The judge said only a few more need to be questioned before the final step of seating a jury.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks about his corruption retrial at his home on April 16, 2011 in Chicago. Blagojevich who was convicted of one count of lying to the FBI in his original trial, faces 20 federal counts at his second trial, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former Senate seat. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Blagojevich Judge: Opening Statements Could Begin Monday

The judge in the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Tuesday that it appears opening statements could begin on Monday, while attorneys wrap up jury selection this week.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Potential Blagojevich Jurors Worried About Impact Of Long Trial

As former Gov. Rod Blagojevich sat through the second day of jury selection for his retrial on federal corruption charges, many prospective jurors were expressing concern that serving on an extended trial could cost them their jobs, or in some cases, their homes.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Proclaims Innocence As He Heads To Court

Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich took another chance to proclaim his innocence Thursday morning, as he headed to court for jury selection in his retrial.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks about his corruption retrial at his home on April 16, 2011 in Chicago. Blagojevich who was convicted of one count of lying to the FBI in his original trial, faces 20 federal counts at his second trial, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former Senate seat. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Jury Selection Begins For Blago Retrial

As jury selection got underway Thursday in the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, U.S. District Judge James Zagel questioned 22 potential jurors, eventually excusing or dismissing half of them from the jury pool.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Quiet Start To Second Blagojevich Trial

In stark contrast to the first trial, the first day of former Rod. Blagojevich’s retrial started quietly on Wednesday at the Dirksen Federal Building, with all of the action taking place behind closed doors.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Big Changes In Store For Blagojevich Retrial

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s second trial on federal corruption charges begins on Wednesday, but it won’t be a simple repeat of the first trial.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

Standing with his attorney Sheldon Sorosky, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (R) speaks to the press outside his home April 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich used the press conference to again proclaim his innocence ahead of his retrial which is scheduled to begin April 20. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Judge Won’t Delay Start Of Blagojevich Retrial

A federal judge on Thursday denied a request from former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers to push back his retrial on corruption charges by a few weeks.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2011

Marni Yang, Rhoni Reuter

Jury Selection Continues In Marni Yang Trial

Five men have now been chosen in the murder trial of Marni Yang, who is charged with the murder of the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011

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