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Patti Blagojevich, former first lady of Illinois, leaving the courthouse with her husband Rod Blagojevich.

Jun. 29, 2011

The death of Lura Lynn Ryan, the struggles of Patti Blagojevich and Maggie Daley’s health problems have shown the impact first wives have on their husbands’ lives, politics and political legacies. Chicago magazine’s Carol Felsenthal joins Eight Forty-Eight for a look at some local first ladies. Chicago News Cooperative's David Greising talks about the health of major local corporations and the impact of state incentives designed to keep them here, and Front and Center follows eagles on the shores of Lake Superior.