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.
The Blagojevich jury disappeared behind closed doors Wednesday after hearing this final instruction from Judge James Zagel: "You are impartial judges of the facts. Your sole interest is to determine whether the government has proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt."
Ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's attorney, Sam Adam, Jr. began his closing statement in the late morning. It followed a short hearing earlier, before the jury arrived, about what Adam could or could not say regarding witnesses not called in the trial.