Illinois’s top two lawmakers are asking a judge to invalidate Governor Pat Quinn’s decision to veto salaries for the state’s 177 legislators over their failure to resolve a $100 billion pension funding shortfall.
Rod Blagojevich , the ex-Illinois governor on trial for the second time for alleged political corruption, denied some of the charges against him in a day of testimony sprinkled with celebrity references.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted of trying to trade a U.S. Senate seat for personal favors or campaign cash, may face more prison time than the 6 1/2-year term his predecessor got for political corruption.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence should send the message that the public and judges are fed up with the state’s history of corruption, said the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted the case.
Standing between the hot-food bar and the stir-fry line in the Chicago federal courthouse cafeteria, Rod Blagojevich jokes with a Bloomberg reporter. He offers her a Pepsi, after learning she lives in Coca-Cola’s hometown, Atlanta.
Ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted of political corruption, is set today to address the judge who rejected his claim that he deserves leniency because he never collected money in exchange for official acts.
Rod Blagojevich , the former Illinois governor, asked U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to halt his June 3 corruption trial until the high court rules on the legality of the federal honest-services fraud law.