CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court officially disbarred former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday, two months after a state panel recommended that the disgraced politician lose his law license....
CHICAGO (AP) — A panel of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission on Tuesday recommended that former governor Rod Blagojevich’s suspended law license be permanently revoked....
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker who is considering seeking Kwame Kilpatrick’s old job is asking President Donald Trump to grant clemency to Detroit’s imprisoned ex-mayor.
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich won his freedom last week when President Donald Trump commuted his prison sentence, but he may lose his law licence.
CHICAGO (AP) — Job wanted: Ex-governor and ex-con with strong speaking skills and good hair seeking employment.
Fresh out of prison thanks to a commutation this week from President Donald...
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a common thread among the 11 felons who found favor with President Donald Trump this week — all who were pardoned or set free had advocates among the president’s wealthy...
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich gushed about Donald Trump a day after the Republican president set him free from a federal prison, delivering a 20-minute monologue...
CHICAGO (AP) — When Patti Blagojevich made repeated public pleas for her husband's release from federal prison, there was no mistaking her intended audience: President Donald Trump.
CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the...
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1. AP: BARR MULLS RESIGNATION The attorney general tells people close to him he’s...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's clemency actions Tuesday included pardoning the former owner of a Texas construction company who pleaded guilty to underpaying his taxes and...
CHICAGO (AP) — Highlights from imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's political career and legal saga:
— 1993: Blagojevich begins a three-year stint as an Illinois state...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump went on a clemency blitz Tuesday, commuting former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence and pardoning former New York City police...
CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich argued in a column that fellow Democrats in the U.S. House who impeached President Donald Trump also would have tried to remove...
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has again broached the idea of freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from a Colorado federal prison,...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on Illinois state legislator charged with bribery (all times local):
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is suggesting a joint...
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's still considering whether to sign commutation papers freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich...
CHICAGO (AP) — Eight years after former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) was convicted of corruption, the state of Illinois seeking to bar him from practicing law.
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has sent his clearest signal yet that he may be about to sign commutation papers freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice"...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that the White House is continuing to review the possibility of commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Thousands of people have visited the Illinois governor's mansion since it reopened after major renovations that cost $15 million.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging President Donald Trump to pardon former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for his corruption crimes.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Democratic Illinois comptroller has dedicated a memorial to trailblazing Republican politician Judy Baar Topinka.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state-owned James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago, hailed for its iconic architecture and derided for its functionality issues, is finally for sale.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Illinois' campaign contribution limits.
The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the limits set in a 2009 law do not violate First Amendment free-speech rights .
CHICAGO (AP) — The Republicans in Illinois' congressional delegation are asking President Trump not to grant former Gov. Rod Blagojevich clemency.
Trump has said he is considering commuting the Democrat's sentence for corruption. Blagojevich has served about six-and-a-half years of his 14-year sentence.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' imprisoned ex-governor, Rod Blagojevich, has filed paperwork asking President Donald Trump to commute his 14-year prison term for corruption that included seeking to sell an appointment to the Senate seat Barack Obama vacated to become president.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Obama administration critic pardoned by Donald Trump said Friday that the president told him he was being cleared because the campaign finance charges filed against him were "fishy."
Trump pardoned Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative author and filmmaker, on Thursday and announced he's thinking about clemency for Martha Stewart, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, among "lots" of other people.
D'Souza said he was surprised when he got a call at his office from the president.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday pardoned a conservative commentator he claims "was treated very unfairly by our government!" and announced he's thinking about clemency for Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, among "lots" of other people.
"What they did to him was horrible," Trump told reporters, speaking of his decision to clear the name of Dinesh D'Souza, who had pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's consideration of pardons and sentence commutations (all times local):
President Donald Trump has pardoned Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative commentator he claims "was treated very unfairly by our government!" D'Souza had pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud.
Patti Blagojevich Voices Hope on Commutation
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CHICAGO (AP) — Campaign finance paperwork shows that the Democratic nominee for Illinois attorney general has hired a former employee of imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich who pleaded guilty in a fraud case.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Kwame Raoul has paid $13,000 to Bamani Obadele to help with his campaign. Raoul says ex-offenders deserve second chances.
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will not hear an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his corruption convictions, the second time in two years it has declined to take up his case.
The nation's highest court offered no explanation for its decision, letting stand the Chicago Democrat's convictions. They included seeking to trade an appointment to the Senate seat Barack Obama vacated to become president for campaign cash.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court refusing to take up Rod Blagojevich's appeal; (all times local):
The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says she and their two children are disappointed that the Supreme Court decided not to hear her husband's appeal of his corruption convictions.
A Monday statement from Patti Blagojevich says she understands "the judiciary" is "no longer an option" for winning her 61-year-old husband's release.
CHICAGO (AP) — The former head of Chicago Public Schools officially has filed paperwork to run for mayor against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel next year.
CHICAGO (AP) — A top federal government lawyer is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that in a 34-page brief filed Friday, Solicitor General Noel John Francisco calls Blagojevich's appeal "unwarranted' and "without merit."
CHICAGO (AP) — The investigation that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to prison is still causing political problems for Democrats, a decade after the FBI began secretly recording his profanity-laced conversations.
CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released FBI wiretaps captured Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker making racially insensitive comments during a call with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including saying a popular lawmaker was the "least offensive" African-American to appoint to a Senate seat.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on newly released FBI wiretaps of Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (all times local):
Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker is apologizing for racially insensitive comments captured on a FBI wiretap between him and then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
CHICAGO (AP) — Penalties sought from polluters in Illinois have dropped to $6.1 million under Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration, a newspaper analysis of enforcement data shows.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Democratic candidates for Illinois governor fought Tuesday to position themselves as the best person to appear on the November ballot, facing off in a rapid-fire forum over taxes, accusations of pay-to-play politics and who has the best vision for the state.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the first televised forum between the Democratic candidates for Illinois governor (all times local):
The Democratic candidates for Illinois governor have faced off over taxes, accusations of pay-to-play politics and who would be the strongest nominee on the November ballot and to lead the state.
The candidates met Tuesday for a rapid-fire forum at WMAQ-TV in Chicago. It was the first televised meeting ahead of the March 20 primary.
CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has reserved 30-minute time slots on TV stations across Illinois for infomercial-like campaign ads featuring FBI recordings of conversations between a top Democratic rival and now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's re-election campaign has pulled a TV ad featuring Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who's facing allegations he blackmailed a woman to keep her quiet about their affair.
Rauner campaign spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski says the ad featuring Greitens and other fellow GOP governors was halted Wednesday. That's the same day Greitens acknowledged he was "unfaithful" in his marriage but denied other allegations.
CHICAGO (AP) — Nineteen Illinois Democrats have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal by imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to help clarify the line between legal and illegal political fundraising.
CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider tossing his convictions on corruption charges, arguing the nation's highest court could settle lingering disagreements in lower courts over what constitutes illegal political fundraising by taking up his case.
CHICAGO (AP) — More than five years into his 14-year sentence on corruption convictions, Rod Blagojevich, who once held the highest office in Illinois, finds himself on cleaning duty at a Colorado federal prison.