We begin a multi-part look at key turning points in the political career of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich:1980: Blagojevich meets Richard Nixon During the summer before law school, Blagojevich and a friend awake at 4:30am on their first
In an interview Friday afternoon, Congressman Bobby Rush told me he would not be "stampeded" into supporting state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias' campaign for the U.S. Senate. More from that interview in a bit, but first - the background.
I've been wanting to do this for a long time. Today, I get my chance! Hudzik and Wildeboer returned in a sprint to the City Room this afternoon. They were armed with information (and tape) they received from the Dirksen Federal Court building covering the Blagojevich corruption trial.
Steve Edwards caught up with our Criminal Justice Reporter Rob Wildeboer in our City Room today. Rob will be busy this summer with two major trials on his beat. The first is the trial of former Police Commander Jon Burge (the other has to do with some former governor no one has heard of).
Criminal Justice Reporter Rob Wildeboer returned from the bond hearing for alleged terrorist Tahawwur Rana. I talked with Rob in the WBEZ City Room about what happened at today's hearing and what we can expect next.