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Topic - Rod Blagojevich
A lawsuit challenging Illinois' caps on political donations is unlikely to be resolved before the 2014 elections.
While a federal lawsuit against Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has publicized salacious sexual harassment allegations, government watchdog groups say the lawsuit's claims of political corruption are just as worrisome as the Republican campaigns for governor.
A longtime fundraiser for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. who was a figure in scandals that landed former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich behind bars was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for health care fraud.
Whether to unseal transcripts of FBI wiretaps that were not played at Rod Blagojevich's corruption trials but that were submitted as part of his appeal became a point of contention Monday between prosecutors and the defense.
Teasing out his 2014 re-election platform, Gov. Pat Quinn presented his plan Wednesday to reverse Illinois' stubborn unemployment over the next five years in an annual speech falling on the anniversary of the Chicago Democrat inheriting the job he wants to keep.
Gov. Pat Quinn is set to give his annual State of the State speech Wednesday, the second time he has addressed state legislators and constitutional officers during an election year since taking office in 2009. Here are five things to know about the Chicago Democrat's speech:
The sentencing of a fundraiser for imprisoned Gov. Rod Blagojevich and other politicians will drag into next week as testimony meant to help determine an appropriate punishment continues.
A witness at former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's initial trial testified Wednesday at the sentencing of a Chicago-area businessman convicted of bribing doctors for referrals to surgery centers, describing "panic" among some political fundraisers after Blagojevich's 2008 arrest.
New Jersey Democrats are merging legislative committees to investigate allegations that members of Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration abused their government power.
New federal rules aimed at offering students healthier food options could mean Illinois schools won't be able to sell some types of the state's official snack food.
The New Jersey General Assembly voted Thursday to open a special investigation into Gov. Chris Christie's handling of the bridge-closure scandal, setting up a committee that immediately issued 20 subpoenas.
The George Washington Bridge traffic jam that was apparently engineered by allies of Gov. Chris Christie as political payback could lead to criminal charges such as conspiracy or official misconduct, legal experts say.
The federal prosecutor who helped convict former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of corruption was tapped Wednesday to investigate the apparent political payback scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge who on Friday sentenced a former Chicago alderman to 10 ½ years in prison for scheming to accept kickbacks invoked former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's name in saying that some politicians in Illinois aren't getting the message that corrupt behavior ultimately carries a heavy price.
Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has entered a North Carolina federal prison at least several days early to begin serving a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds, a prison official said Tuesday.
Then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich noted at the time that Illinois is one of the nation's top popcorn-producing states.
"Roland Burris is a good man and a fine public servant, but the Senate Democrats made it clear weeks ago that they cannot accept an appointment made by a governor who is accused of selling this very Senate seat. I agree with their decision, and it is extremely disappointing that Governor Blagojevich has chosen to ignore it," he said in a statement from his vacation in Hawaii.