Ultimate Fighter Ordered To Pay $23,800 For Destroying Apartment

An ultimate fighter convicted of a rampage in an apartment in Warrenville was handed a pricey repair bill in court.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Sam Adam Jr.

Former Blago Attorney: Tapes Would’ve Changed Outcome

Former Rod Blagojevich attorney Sam Adam Jr. still maintains that if all the tapes of wiretapped conversations had been played at trial, the outcome would have been different.

CBS 2–12/08/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Let Us Hear All The Blago Tapes

Walter Jacobson knows for sure is that there’s more to the Blagojevich story, and he thinks we should hear all the tapes — “inadmissible” or not.

CBS 2–12/07/2011

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

Blagojevich jurorsJessica Hubinek and Connie Wilson attended the sentencing hearing. (CBS)

Blagojevich Jurors Feel Need To See Final Chapter Of Justice Served

It took two juries to find Rod Blagojevich guilty on 18 federal corruption charges. The men and women who agonized over those decisions weren’t required to be in court today for the sentencing hearing. But they were there.


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

Rod Blagojevich

Judge In Blagojevich Case Will Impose Sentence Wednesday

Prosecutors and defense lawyers say they can make their arguments in just one day on Tuesday and won’t need a second day next week. The judge will hand down the sentence the day after, Wednesday.


Judy Baar Topinka (Photo From Judy Baar Topinka Website)

Topinka: 15 To 20 Years Is Appropriate For Blagojevich

Illinois State Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka, who ran unsuccessfully against Rod Blagojevich for governor in 2006, now says he deserves the 15 to 20-year sentence prosecutors are seeking.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Tony Rezko, Rod Blagojevich

Ex-Prosecutor: Rezko’s Sentence A Bad Sign For Blagojevich

A 10 1/2-year sentence for political fundraiser Tony Rezko is not a good sign for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, according to a former federal prosecutor.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

Political Fundraiser Rezko Gets 10 1/2 Years

Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a top adviser and fundraiser for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been sentenced to 10 1/2 in prison, a full three years after he was convicted on corruption charges.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Man Gets 120 Years For Murder Of U Of C Ph.D. Student

A young man has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for the murder of a University of Chicago Ph.D. Student four years ago.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Prosecutors Digging Into Blagojevich’s Finances

Federal prosecutors are digging for data about convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s potential pension income in advance of his sentencing on corruption charges, even though Illinois officials plan to block the disgraced Democrat from getting any state retirement pay.


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

The Rod Blagojevich Facebook page.

Blagojevich Goes To Facebook To Garner Support Before Sentencing

Rod Blagojevich is hoping support from the public can reduce his sentence for corruption.

WBBM Newsradio–10/18/2011

Eric Gilford

Downers Grove Man Gets 100 Years For Killing Wife, Unborn Child

A Downers Grove man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for stabbing his wife and their unborn child to death last year.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Feds: Rod Blagojevich Could Get 30 Years To Life In Prison

Prosecutors are apparently looking to throw the book at convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich – they are estimating that he could get 30 years to life in prison.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Sentencing Could Face Delays

Rod Blagojevich may have to wait for his day of reckoning. As it now stands, the former governor’s scheduled sentencing date next month directly conflicts with a trial in a related case.


Lapoleon Colbert, Derrion Albert

32 Years For Last Derrion Albert Killer

The last of five killers of Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert was sentenced to 32 years in prison on Monday.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011

Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

87-Year Old Mobster To Be Sentenced In Bombing Plot

An 87-year-old organized crime figure will be sentenced this morning for his conviction in the bombing of a video poker company.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011