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Rod Blagojevich

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Doctors ‘Hopeful’ After Sen. Kirk Undergoes Surgery For Stroke

via Katherine Skiba and Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk underwent surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to relieve pressure on his brain after suffering a stroke, and doctors say they are hopeful about his recovery. “On Saturday, Senator Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital, where doctors discovered a carotid artery dissection in … Continue reading

Judge Sentences Blagojevich To 14 Years On Corruption Charges

via ABC 7 News After asking the judge for mercy, former governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 168 months in prison on Wednesday. Judge James Zagel handed down the sentence after hearing from Blagojevich, himself, during the second day of hearings. He will surrender to officials on February 16. Blagojevich was also fined $20,000, a … Continue reading

Former Governor Blagojevich Faces Sentencing Hearing

via Monica Davey, The New York Times For Rod R. Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, it may be the final campaign. On Tuesday, he is expected to testify at a hearing that will decide his sentence for 18 felony corruption convictions, including trying to sell or trade for his own benefit the United States … Continue reading

Michael Madigan & The High Price Of Political Payback At McCormick Place

via James Ylisela Jr., Crain’s Chicago Business Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan cost taxpayers nearly half-a-billion dollars by blocking repeated efforts to restructure McCormick Place bonds and finance a much-needed second hotel at the convention center, a Crain’s investigation finds. Between 2005 and 2010, Mr. Madigan stopped five refinancing bills, ignoring declining interest rates that would have … Continue reading


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