Eight Forty-Eight turned to WBEZ’s criminal justice and legal affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer at the Dirksen Federal Building in downtown Chicago where the second day of Rod Blagojevich’s sentence hearing was underway.
This week, the Illinois legislature voted to strip former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his ability to practice law in the state. This, of course, comes as no surprise in the continuing saga of the disgraced politician.
Closing arguments in the trial of William Cellini were scheduled to begin Tuesday. In some ways, Cellini’s case represented the end of an era in Illinois: His could very well be the last trial resulting from the federal investigation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Stuart Levine, the star witness in the government's corruption case against William Cellini, is expected back on the stand Monday. He's giving an insider account of how people who pay attention to state boards that deal with the mundane business of government can make a whole lot of money.
A federal judge has delayed the sentencing date for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.A notice posted electronically Monday at the U.S. District Court in Chicago says simply that Blagojevich's Oct. 6 sentencing date has been "stricken until further order by the court."