Defense attorneys for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich are facing a monumental task. Prosecutors have presented several days of devastating testimony in the former governor’s retrial. They’ve focused on allegations that Blagojevich tried to sell the former Senate seat of Barack Obama.
When I came in today, I asked my colleagues covering the Blagojevich trial for good nuggets! You know, stuff that won't make the newscasts but were funny observations. They really didn't have any. Why? Because this trial is really, really, really boring.
The first witnesses took the stand Tuesday in the retrial of ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. And Judge James Zagel wasted no time in chiding the defense for asking questions he says are inappropriate.Like in the first trial, FBI agent Daniel Cain was the prosecution's leadoff witness.
The name of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich remains in a prominent spot along the Bishop Ford expressway. But that looks to be changing soon.A grain elevator for the Illinois International Port District still displays Blagojevich's name, though the paint has weathered through the years.
The head of the Republican Party in Illinois says Rod Blagojevich could still be a political issue in the next statewide elections in 2014.Jury selection is underway in the former governor's corruption trial.Pat Brady runs the Illinois Republican Party.
The Chicago Bulls held court with a big win yesterday at the United Center to send the playoff series back to Indiana with a 2-0 lead. You can go to espnchicago.com for comprehensive coverage. You can stay here for my quick, random observations:The players seemed cold.
Rod Blagojevich's actions are being criticized by the judge overseeing the former governor's upcoming corruption re-trial. In court, Judge James Zagel hasn't touched the topic of Blagojevich's public persona that much.