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The federal sentencing hearing for convicted influence peddler Antoin "Tony" Rezko — once a friend and personal real estate fairy to President Barack Obama— had just begun in Chicago. It was just after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday when U.S. District...
As a candidate and as governor, Rod Blagojevich loved to toss around the word "corrupt" as he heaped scorn on the business-as-usual nature of Illinois politics. So his reaction to the 2006 conviction of his predecessor, George Ryan, was totally in...
TribLocal - Winnetka & Northfield » NewsAntoin “Tony” Rezko was sentenced today to 10½ years in prison for extorting millions of dollars from firms seeking state business or regulatory approval while …...
TribLocal - Wilmette & Kenilworth » NewsChicago Sun-Times reports: Tony Rezko, onetime fund-raiser to Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich, is asking that a federal judge sentence him to time served later …...
Tribune reportersThe trial ended for the day with Assistant U.S. Atty. Reid Schar challenging Rod Blagojevich’s version of why he spent so much time governing Illinois not from Springfield but from his North Side house. Blagojevich has said part of the reason was...
TribLocal - Wilmette & Kenilworth » NewsAssociated Press reports: A convicted influence peddler remains on track to be sentenced weeks after his one-time benefactor, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Prosecutors said at …...
When DuPage County officials wanted to build 91 new units of affordable housing eight years ago, they didn't bother to follow federal rules that required them to request proposals from developers. They didn't bother to even look outside their own...
Tribune reporterAs Barack Obama ran for U.S. Senate in 2004, his friend and booster Alexi Giannoulias confided he was so inspired by the campaign that he was thinking about running for office. "Don't run for office before you're 35," the future president told...
Rod Blagojevich had barely taken his hand off the Bible after being sworn in as governor when he pledged not to "let cynicism become the death knell of progress" in state government. More than seven years later, the secret recordings being played at...
As courtroom styles go, it is hard to imagine a more stark contrast than the ones that will be on display Tuesday when prosecution and defense lawyers make their opening statements in the federal corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Think Joe...
Rod Blagojevich had been jealous of Barack Obama's rise out of Illinois politics to the White House, one of his former top aides testified Tuesday, but the day after Obama's victory rally in Grant Park, the governor was on the phone talking about a...
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