Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has a new date to report to prison.Blagojevich will have to report to prison by March 15th, instead of mid-February. His defense attorneys said in court Tuesday that the date is based on when the family can sell their home on Chicago's North Side."
Rod Blagojevich received his sentence Wednesday: 14 years for 18 counts of corruption. The ex-Illinois governor was first arrested nearly three years ago on Dec. 9, 2008. He was ordered to report to prison next February.
It was well known that Rod Blagojevich enjoyed long jogs around his North Side neighborhood, a luxury he will have to give up when he checks into prison.But it was during one of those jogs that local poet Kevin Coval, artistic director of Young Chicago Authors, met the former governor.That encounter
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.
Rod Blagojevich’s sentencing hearing gets underway Tuesday. It came nearly six months after the ex-governor was convicted on 18 counts of corruption. Prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge James Zagel for 15 to 20 years in prison.