Profiling Illinois' political criminals before Blagojevich sentencing

December 5, 2011

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Former Gov. George Ryan was on found guilty on federal corruption charges in 2006.

Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court this week after being found guilty on 18 corruption charges and was expected to join a long line of Illinois politicians that have served time behind bars. Some of those former Illinois politicians were Gov. Dan Walker, Congressmen Dan Rostenkowski and Mel Reynolds, Gov. George Ryan and, of course, Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich is likely to get a longer sentence than any of them. WBEZ's political reporter Sam Hudzik joined Eight Forty-Eight to review the history of Illinois' politicians convicted of political crimes.

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