Yesterday was a day of change for the State of Illinois. It was also a day of change for Rod Blagojevich, who obviously lost the title of governor and took up the title of private citizen. Blagojevich also took up another title. After a career in politics, the former govern
If you turned on a radio, a television or cracked open a newspaper earlier this week, there's a good chance you caught Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. In an attempt to overshadow his own impeachment trial in the Illinois state legislature the governor went on a national media blitz.
Over the past 24 hours, many Chicagoans and Illinoisans are heading home after traveling to Washington D.C. for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Earlier this week, WBEZ political reporter Ben Calhoun brought us the story of a group from Chicago.
Today, of course, is Inauguration Day for President-elect Barack Obama. For days, hundreds of thousands of people have been traveling to Washington D.C. to see him take the oath of office.That includes many from his hometown of Chicago, and his home state of Illinois.
Crowds are flooding Washington, D.C, in preparation for tomorrow's inauguration celebration. That includes hundreds of Chicago area residents riding a caravan of buses organized by Congressman Danny Davis. WBEZ's Ben Calhoun is tagging along on one of the buses.
The criminal defense attorney for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will not be representing him in his upcoming impeachment trial. Blagojevich's lead lawyer is well-known Chicago defense attorney Ed Genson.
It's an understatement to say the election of Barack Obama, and his coming inauguration, have drawn enormous attention. That's especially true in Obama's homestate of Illinois, where people started making plans to see Obama take the oath of office months before he was even elected.
The Chicago City Council got a surprise visitor Tuesday: Illinois' incoming U.S. Senator Roland Burris. Burris is the former Illinois Attorney General who was recently appointed to the state's vacant senate seat by Governor Rod Blagojevich.