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.
Updated 11/6/11 at 9:27 a.m.Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich didn't say much as he left his Chicago home en route to his sentencing hearing in federal court Tuesday.Blagojevich was greeted by a crowd of media when he walked out of his house Tuesday.
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.