Federal prosecutors are dismissing three of the charges against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The charges are counts 1, 2, and four, racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, and wire fraud. Blagojevich attorney Sheldon Sorosky welcomes the news. "We're thankful.
Former Illinois Governor George Ryan's plea for freedom to spend time with his terminally ill wife has been denied. Ryan had been secretly allowed to visit his wife last Wednesday in a Kankakee hospital.In a one-page ruling Monday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an emergency mo