Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has a request for the judge who is scheduled to sentence him next month. He’s hoping it could lead to a lighter prison sentence. Blagojevich wants to play in court previously sealed portions of federal wiretap recordings.
Rahm Emanuel won’t be the first Chicago mayor with connections to the White House. Richard M. Daley is a political ally of both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Daley's was a good friend of John F. Kennedy’s. And Richard J. Daley also had close ties with Lyndon Johnson.