Eight Forty-Eight


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(AP/Nam Y. Huh)
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years on corruption charges Wednesday.

Dec. 08, 2011

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison for corruption charges. Eight Forty-Eight talks with WBEZ’s Robert Wildeboer and Sam Hudzik about the sentencing. The show will also open up the phone lines to get reaction from listeners: Call 312-923-9239, e-mail 848@wbez.org or tweet @848. And during the show, WBEZ's Justin Kauffman will be moderating a live chat--join him, the Chicago Tribune's Eric Zorn and Ramsin Canon from Gapers Block. And helping unpack Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year sentence, University of Chicago law professor Alison Siegler and attorney Steven Miller who is the former Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago where he was in charge of the political corruption program for a number of years. Also joining Eight Forty-Eight, biographer and Chicago magazine columnist Carol Felsenthal.