Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court this week after being found guilty on 18 corruption charges and was expected to join a long line of Illinois politicians that have served time behind bars. Some of those former Illinois politicians were Gov.
Everyone knows that Rod Blagojevich has been on trial, that he’s charged with committing crimes, but who actually understands the charges? Well, here’s a breakdown.To understand any of the particular charges, prosecutors say you have to answer only one question:“Did the defendant try to get a b
Chicago's reputation for hardball politics and public corruption is legendary. But who knew that reputation was global? We didn't have a clear idea of it ourselves until the BBC World Service called to ask if we'd be willing to collaborate with them on a documentary examining the history
Senator Dick Durbin suggested that there should be a special election for the vacant IL U.S. Senator seat. But is that possible? If the Governor sticks around, could he still appoint a Senator even if under indictment? This would be a good time to consult the Illinois State Constitution.