Jogging with Blagojevich

December 8, 2011

By Kevin Coval

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(AP/Paul Beaty)
Rod Blagojevich jogging near his home in December 2008.

It was well known that Rod Blagojevich enjoyed long jogs around his North Side neighborhood, a luxury he will have to give up when he checks into prison.

But it was during one of those jogs that local poet Kevin Coval, artistic director of Young Chicago Authors, met the former governor.

That encounter inspired Coval to pen a poem, which he shared with Eight Forty-Eight.