Chicago Still Most Corrupt City in U.S.Statewide, more than 2,000 public officials were convicted of public corruption during the past four decades, with Chicago cases accounting for 1,706 of those cases.
Rod Blagojevich Plans To Appeal 14-Year Prison SentenceRod Blagojevich's lawyer has notified a federal court that the imprisoned former Illinois governor plans to appeal his 14-year sentence for corruption imposed at a resentencing earlier this month.
Judge Schedules Rod Blagojevich's Resentencing For June 30U.S. District Judge James Zagel on Wednesday granted a request from federal prosecutors to schedule the resentencing for the 59-year-old Democrat. Prosecutors earlier in the day had declined to retry Blagojevich on five counts tossed by a federal appeals court.
Feds Ask Judge To Set Re-Sentencing Date For BlagojevichFederal prosecutors have asked a judge to set a re-sentencing date for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, after deciding not to retry him on five counts tossed by an appeals court.
Appeals Court Won't Delay Blagojevich ResentencingA federal appeals court has declined former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s request to delay his resentencing while he prepares to take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Full Appeals Court Won't Take Up Blagojevich CaseThe full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's request to rehear the appeal of his corruption convictions.
Blagojevich Asks Full Court To Hear Appeal Of Corruption CaseFormer Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a full federal appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after three judges recently overturned five of his 18 corruption convictions.
Robert Blagojevich: Feds Used Me As 'Pawn' To Get RodThe brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his sibling on charges that he attempted to sell President Obama's old Senate seat. Robert Blagojevich's publisher gave The Associated Press an advance copy of the book, set for an April release.
Blagojevich Files New Argument In AppealRod Blagojevich's lawyers have submitted an additional argument on why an appeals court in Chicago should overturn the convictions of the imprisoned former governor.
Former Stroger Aide Gets 6 ½ Years In Prison In Corruption CaseAn ex-aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison Wednesday for steering more than $300,000 in phony county contracts to her own company and her pals.
Former Stroger Aide Gets 51 Months For BriberyU.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said the 51-month sentence “will send a message to the public that corruption does not pay and that there are significant consequences,”
Judge Ends Ex-Blagojevich Aide's Probation EarlyRod Blagojevich's ex-chief of staff is free and clear of the justice system after a federal judge in Chicago ended his two-year probation period early.
Rezko Attorneys To Get Tapes From Blagojevich TrialA federal judge has given prosecutors permission to hand over secret FBI wiretap recordings to attorneys for Tony Rezko, a former fundraiser for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich.