Rod Blagojevich

A federal appeals court again has rejected a request from former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for a rehearing on his request for another resentencing.

An appeals court is considering whether Illinois' imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich should get a third sentencing hearing.

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Prosecutors say an appeals court shouldn't grant former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich a third sentencing hearing.

Their filing Thursday comes on the day the Illinois Democrat started his sixth year in prison for corruption, including trying to trade an appointment to ex-President Barack Obama's old Senate seat for campaign cash.

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A federal judge has upheld former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges.

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The Supreme Court has rejected former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions that included his attempt to sell the vacant Senate seat once occupied by President Barack Obama.

Imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of his corruption convictions that included his bid to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

Thomas Fitzgerald, a judge who had a leading role in the aftermath of some of Illinois’ most notorious political scandals, died on Sunday at his home in the Chicago suburbs.

A full appellate court in Chicago will not rehear the appeal of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions.

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in his first statement since entering prison that he'll ``fight on'' in the courts because ``what is at stake is nothing less than the rule of law.''

CHICAGO (AP) _ The defense attorney for Rod Blagojevich says he will ask a full appellate court in Chicago to rehear the imprisoned former governor's appeal after a panel of three judges recently tossed five of 18 corruption convictions.        

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A federal appeals court in Chicago has thrown out five of 18 counts against disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing the authority of his office for personal financial gain.

NPR's David Schaper tells our Newscast unit the ruling allows the Chicago Democrat to be resentenced and may shorten the length of time he remains in prison.

The former top fundraiser for imprisoned former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been released from prison and transferred to a halfway house.

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Rod Blagojevich's brother, Robert, says in a new book his relationship with his sibling has been so strained that the ex-governor even refused to see him when he traveled to Colorado to visit him in prison.  

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Where the line is drawn between politics and corruption may be what gets former Gov. Rod Blagojevich out of prison.

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Monday marks five years to the day since FBI agents arrived at then Governor Rod Blagojevich's house to arrest him on charges of corruption. Blagojevich is serving a 14-year prison sentence, and for most Illinois politicians -- it's good riddance. 

Prosecutors have filed a response to Rod Blagojevich's corruption conviction appeal.

Lawyers for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have appealed his corruption convictions and 14-year sentence.

2012 Year in Review

Dec 31, 2012

The Illinois Radio Network has compiled its list of Top Stories for 2012. While some are statewide or even national issues, others hit close to home. Here are the stories:

1: Harrisburg Tornado

2: 2012 Drought

3: Facility Closures

4: Pensions

5: Congress

6: Corruption

One of Rod Blagojevich's top legislative achievements is slowly dwindling away. A new audit of the All Kids program shows there's less and less to review.

Rod Blagojevich was so proud of All Kids, he mentioned it in his farewell speech before going away to prison.
 
"That was hard to do, not easy. But I am gratified know that we helped a lot of kids and did things that saved lives."
 
All Kids made state-subsidized health insurance available to children from higher-income families, and covered the children of illegal immigrants.

Attorneys for former Governor Rod Blagojevich still proclaim his innocence and are anxious for his appeal.