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Rod Blagojevich

Illinois State Capitol

SEC Charges State With Securities Fraud Dating From Blagojevich Era

Illinois broke federal securities laws in misstating the true health of its depleted pension funds when going out onto the bond market between 2005 and early 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday.

03/11/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Publicist: Jackson Memoir Could Be Tough Sell; ‘He’s Tainted’

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is reportedly writing a memoir in an effort to clean up his image, but the publicist who helped another disgraced Illinois politician get a book deal said Jackson’s book could be a tough sell.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012

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)

Blagojevich To Start Working In Prison Library

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has headed from the kitchen to the library at the federal prison in suburban Denver, as he continues his 14-year sentence for corruption charges.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2012

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

Patti Blagojevich (File Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Patti Blagojevich: Anniversary E-Mail From Rod Better Than Flowers

Patti Blagojevich says she got an anniversary gift better than flowers from her imprisoned husband.

08/27/2012

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

Stuart Levine, flanked by his attorneys, leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse (CBS File Photo)

Blagojevich Insider Stuart Levine Sentenced To 51/2 Years In Prison

A political insider who became one of the government’s key witnesses in the corruption investigation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s administration was sentenced Thursday to 5 1/2 years in prison.

07/19/2012

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)

Cellini Sentencing Hearing Delayed Again

A federal judge agreed to delay the sentencing of a onetime Springfield powerbroker with ties to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for a second time Wednesday because of health issues.

07/18/2012

Ali Ata

4 Years Probation For Ex-State Official Who Testified Against Blago

Ali Ata, one of the last figures to be sentenced after being ensnared by the investigation that sent former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to prison, won’t have to serve a day in prison.

07/17/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. D-IL (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Where’s Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.?

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. owes his constituents a full explanation of why he hasn’t been on the job this summer.

07/12/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich ‘Totally Bored’ In Prison: Report

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is not happy with his work assignment at the Colorado prison where he’s serving a 14-year term for corruption.

06/27/2012

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)

More Health Problems For Convicted Powerbroker William Cellini

More health problems have been reported for convicted powerbroker William Cellini, as he awaits sentencing for extortion.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Raghuveer Nayak,‘ a former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who was also a key figure in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, June 20, 2012 after a court hearing. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

Figure In Blagojevich Scandal Charged With Tax, Mail Fraud

A key figure in the Rod Blagojevich corruption case was arrested on Wednesday on federal fraud and tax charges.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Reid Schar, the federal prosecutor who led the corruption case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is leaving the U.S. Attorney's office to join Jenner & Block, a prominent Chicago law firm. (Credit: CBS)

Lead Blagojevich Prosecutor Joining Chicago Law Firm

The federal prosecutor who led the team that convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office to join a prominent Chicago law firm.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Robert Blagojevich discusses the resignation of U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, who prosecuted him alongside his brother, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but dropped all charges against Robert after a jury deadlocked on all counts against him. (Credit: CBS)

Robert Blagojevich: Fitzgerald Resigning ‘A Good Day For Civil Liberties’

Robert Blagojevich, who was caught up in the federal investigation that saw his brother Rod Blagojevich sent to prison for 14 years, said U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald’s decision to resign was a good day for justice, claiming Fitzgerald overreached and was unfairly allowed to gather unchecked power.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

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)

Former Blagojevich Aide John Harris To Report To Prison

A former chief of staff for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich will report to jail next week.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Gets Prison Visit From Wife, Daughters Over Weekend

In a Facebook posting on Monday, Patti Blagojevich said she and the children were “so happy” to see the former governor.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2012

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

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

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