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By Edward Hudgins
Free thinkers could find a home in the Republican Party
Topic - Rod Blagojevich
For Big Labor bosses, the hits from the U.S. Supreme Court just keep coming.
When questions arose about political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, Gov. Pat Quinn's administration evaluated several jobs that already had been filled to ensure they were among the few positions where an applicant's political loyalty and connections could be considered.
A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into the Chicago Democrat's prison term.
An appellate court in Chicago ruled Tuesday that transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Rod Blagojevich's corruption trials would be part of the appellate record but would remain sealed, at least for now.
A court in Chicago has confirmed that transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Rod Blagojevich's corruption trials have been made part of the official appellate record.
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.
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.
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.
Last month, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a bill that designates home-based child care and personal care providers, many of whom are self-employed business owners, as state workers solely for the purpose of forcing them into union ranks.
The jockeying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. began before the ink was dry on the former congressman's resignation letter.
Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother says he's writing a book about his own three-year-long legal ordeal that resulted in prosecutors dropping all charges against him.
Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. is suffering from "physical and emotional ailments" that require extended in-patient treatment, according to a statement from his office Thursday.
Patrick Fitzgerald, one of the most feared U.S. attorneys in the nation and the architect of convictions against two Illinois governors and a former vice presidential aide, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for more than a decade in Chicago.
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.