CHICAGO | Rod Blagojevich's lawyers are working to meet a deadline to file what could be a 100-page appeal calling for the ex-governor's corruption convictions to be tossed or for his 14-year sentence to be reduced.
Federal Judge James Zagel speaks Thursday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. Zagel, who sentenced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to 14 years in prison, said he doesn't believe the public has entirely lost faith in government.
Prediction: U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, at the end of his term as president, will pardon ex-Illinois Gov. Rod (Milorad) Blagojevich.
LITTLETON, Colo. | Convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich entered a federal prison in Colorado on Thursday to begin a 14-year sentence for corruption, the latest chapter in the downfall of a charismatic politician that seemed more like a bizarre reality TV show than a legal battle.
I'm writing these few lines in regards to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, of Illinois, who is beginning a long two-way stretch in Club Fed this month.
CHICAGO | A woman who served on the jury for convicted power broker William Cellini's trial told a federal judge Friday that she doesn't know why she failed to disclose her prior criminal convictions and later stormed out of the courtroom yelling, "Leave me alone!"
Here we go again: More of Rod Blagojevich slick-talking his way around having a substance abuse problem.
CHICAGO | Secrets that a notorious fundraiser for Rod Blagojevich's administration eventually told investigators about the disgraced former governor were too little and came too late to be of much help, federal prosecutors said in recommending a lengthy prison term for convicted influence-pe…
So Rod Blagojevich has been convicted on his second trial. I believe it is because he went against the wishes of Barack Obama and some of the corrupt Illinois, mainly Chicago, politicians who wanted Valerie Jarret to get Obama's Senate seat that became open when Obama was elected president.
CHICAGO | Jurors who convicted Rod Blagojevich of corruption Monday said it wasn't that they disliked the former Illinois governor. They just didn't believe him.
Is former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty of attempting to "horse trade" something for himself illegally, or was it just crazy talk by a very narcissistic individual? Initially, it appears he did something illegal; however, he did not accept anything from anyone when it is most obvious …
CHICAGO | There's no evidence Barack Obama knew in 2008 that Rod Blagojevich may have sought to exchange an appointment to the president-elect's vacated U.S. Senate seat for a Cabinet post or other top administration job, the judge at the ousted Illinois governor's corruption retrial said Monday.
SPRINGFIELD | Rod Blagojevich, Karl Rove, Barack Obama and former U.S. Rep. Jerry Weller have something in common this election season.
As the trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich enters a new chapter, I am struck by the claim that a retrial would be a waste of taxpayer dollars and the government's resources.
CHICAGO | Amidst photos and handwritten letters in auction boxes connected to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich are confidential client-attorney papers from his lawyer days and opposition research on his 2006 gubernatorial race rival Judy Baar Topinka.
CHICAGO | Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is set to go back on trial in early January, but he will stand alone as a defendant this time after prosecutors dismissed all corruption charges against his brother on Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD | Rod Blagojevich is hinting that he could run for office again.
SPRINGFIELD | Republicans and Democrats took their campaign themes for a test drive at the Illinois State Fair last week.
SPRINGFIELD | Tuesday's verdict marked the end of a high-profile media campaign by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich that started soon after his December 2008 arrest on federal corruption charges.
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