Right or wrong, there's a perception that Illinois politics is a game played best by a well-connected few. This next story won't improve that image.Some of the state's political insiders make big money by lobbying the politicians they help elect.
Prosecutors are getting ready to go to trial against the final co-defendant indicted with former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and they're filing documents outlining their evidence against William Cellini as they prepare for his trial scheduled for next month. Cellini had contracts with the
Federal prosecutors are making their case for why Rod Blagojevich should not be allowed a third trial.In a lengthy filing, prosecutors said Blagojevich's convictions were just and, just as importantly, they said the trial was done in a fair way.After he was found guilty on several corruption charges
There could be the U.S. vs. Rod Blagojevich part three. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his lawyers are in court asking for yet another trial, on Monday.Just a month ago, Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on 17 of 20 counts in his second corruption trial.
Convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is asking a federal judge for a new trial.Blagojevich's lawyers filed a 158-page motion with 10 different categories detailing why they think the former governor didn't get a fair trial.
Federal prosecutors say Rod Blagojevich hasn't fully met the conditions of his bond since being convicted on 17 corruption charges. In a court filing, prosecutors say they want Blagojevich himself to attend the run-of-the-mill hearing Friday. Usually, defendants don't have to appear in person.
It didn't take long for someone to try to profit from Rod Blagojevich's conviction for trying to profit from his decisions as Illinois governor.Low-budget carrier Spirit Airlines has an advertisement on its website touting "f-ing golden" low fares. That refers to allegations jurors convicted Bl