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  • FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago said transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Blagojevich's corruption trials will remain sealed. The court is still mulling its decision on the imprisoned former Illinois governor's request to toss his convictions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    BARRETO: Big Labor's unruly overreach

    For Big Labor bosses, the hits from the U.S. Supreme Court just keep coming.


  • Ill. jobs screened for political ties after hiring

    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.


  • Blagojevich campaign account donates final dollars

    A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into the Chicago Democrat's prison term.


  • FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago said transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Blagojevich's corruption trials will remain sealed. The court is still mulling its decision on the imprisoned former Illinois governor's request to toss his convictions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    Court: Unplayed Blagojevich tapes to stay sealed

    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.


  • Court accepts late Blagojevich records

    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.


  • FILE - In this June 20, 2012 file photo, Chicago-area businessman Raghuveer Nayak leaves the federal building in Chicago. A sentencing hearing is scheduled on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at federal court in Chicago for Nayak, a longtime fundraiser to both imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and imprisoned former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. He pleaded guilty to bribing physicians for patient referrals to clinics he owns. (AP Photo/Chicago Sun-Times, Rich Hein, File)  MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES

    Blagojevich-scandal figure sentenced to 2 years

    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.


  • Blagojevich transcripts at issue in appeal

    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.


  • Blago trial witness testifies at Nayak sentencing

    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.


  • FILE - In this June 4, 2012, file photo, former assistant United States Attorney Reid Schar speaks during an interview at the office of his law firm Jenner & Block in Chicago. Schar, who served 13 years as as an assistant U.S. attorney, was the lead prosecutor in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, the New Jersey Assembly tapped Schar as special counsel to advise a legislative committee plot that shut down lanes to the George Washington Bridge for four days in September. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    Blagojevich prosecutor to lead NJ scandal inquiry

    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.


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