Attorneys for Tony Rezko are asking for a new trial. They told a federal judge Friday the former political fundraiser was convicted on some charges that have been found to be unconstitutional. Rezko's attorneys say he should get a new trial because the law has changed since his 2008 convictions.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's attorney says there's no chance his client will negotiate a plea deal. Attorney Sheldon Sorosky said a plea deal hasn't been discussed."None whatsoever. Absolutely not," Sorosky said. "It's not on our radar screen.
It was a huge election night for Republicans across the country. And in Illinois, it was a rebirth of sorts for a state GOP that practically fell into a shallow grave eight years ago.Republicans in this state scored big wins in federal contests - especially - and made gains in state government.