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OUR VIEW: Blagojevich gets what he deserves

December 8, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Rod Blagojevich is headed to prison in a judicial decision that is right as rain. Continue Reading

Blagojevich takes stand to testify in own defense

May 26, 2011 in The Daily Republic

CHICAGO (AP) An initially subdued Rod Blagojevich grew increasingly animated Thursday as he testified in his own defense, describing himself as a flawed dreamer grounded in the working-class values of his parents and choking up on the stand as he talked about the day he met his wife.

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Blago guilty on just 1 count; feds vow retrial

August 17, 2010 in West Central Tribune

CHICAGO (AP) A federal jury found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on Tuesday of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge said he intends to declare a mistrial on the more serious remaining 23 counts. Continue Reading