Rod Blagojevich’s defense attorneys have officially taken the first step toward an appeal of the former governor’s conviction on 18 corruption counts.
Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Friday will have to tell the court where he wants to spend his 14 years behind bars.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he is thinking about Rod Blagojevich’s family–and lessons for other politicians–in the wake of the ex-governor’s 14-year jail sentence for corruption.
Some well-known figures who were imprisoned for political corruption have sobering advice for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he prepares to spend 14 years behind federal bars.
Observers say the stiff sentence given to disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday was warranted, but some doubted whether it will deter corrupt office-holders.
CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson feels terrible for members of Rod Blagojevich’s family as they await the details of what is expected to be a long prison term for the former governor.
Federal prosecutors intend to ask a federal judge to sentence former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a 15- to 20-year prison term. But defense attorneys are seeking a much lighter sentence, arguing Blagojevich never profited from the crimes on which he was convicted and caused no public harm.
A convicted murderer who argued his sentence was too light has won his fight for a new trial.
Narcisco Gatica gunned down Francisco Valencia, 21, and injured Valencia’s friend after he and others were asked to leave a Halloween party two years ago.
A South Side man sentenced to 70 years in prison for killing a teenage girl on a CTA bus apologized in court Thursday, claiming the death was “an accident.”
A former Bartlett man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, convicted in a child pornography ring that included the sexual abuse of a baby for a live audience.
Former East Chicago, Ind., Mayor George Pabey is going off to prison next month.
A former Villa Park man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, after police found thousands of child pornography images in his home.