As part of a special encore presentation of Eight Forty-Eight, producer Katie O'Brien looked back on the year’s milestones. The saga of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been punctuated by many significant—sometimes bizarre—chapters since his arrest in 2008.
Updated at 3:40 p.m. Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, and ordered to turn himself in on February 16 of next year.“Every governor, even our worst, helped someone and does good things for people," federal Judge James Zagel said to the former Illinois governor.
Tony Rezko, a key player in the corruption that took place under former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in prison. After court Tuesday, U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said he could not think of another sentence that was that harsh for a public corruption case.
We've heard much lately about selling a U.S. Senate seat. This is really nothing new. The most notorious case took place a hundred years ago. As you might expect, a Chicago politician was at the middle of it.William Lorimer was English in origin, born in Manchester in 1861.