Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRod R Blagojevich
IN THE NEWS

Rod R Blagojevich

NATIONAL
December 17, 2008 | CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Illinois lawmakers opened impeachment proceedings against indicted Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich on Tuesday, insisting they could fairly investigate him despite years of calling him a terrible leader. Democrats and Republicans struggled to temper their anger over the national embarrassment created by Blagojevich's arrest a week ago on corruption charges. He is accused of seeking to sell favorable government decisions and the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
Advertisement
NATIONAL
December 16, 2008 | Christi Parsons and John McCormick, Parsons is a writer in our Washington bureau. McCormick writes for the Chicago Tribune.
Barack Obama said Monday that an internal investigation had found his staff had no inappropriate conversations with Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich over who would succeed the president-elect in the Senate. But Obama said the review of his staff's contacts would not be made public until next week at the request of federal prosecutors, who are investigating whether Blagojevich put Obama's Senate seat up for sale.
NATIONAL
December 15, 2008 | Ray Long and John Chase, Long and Chase are writers for the Chicago Tribune.
Illinois lawmakers return to the state Capitol today with plans to dislodge Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose arrest over an alleged attempt to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat has thrown state government up for grabs. Blagojevich, arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he sought bribes for everything from Obama's former Senate seat to state jobs and contracts, met with a prominent defense attorney Sunday but stayed largely out of sight.
NATIONAL
December 14, 2008 | Associated Press
Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich met with a renowned Chicago criminal lawyer Saturday as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a scandal that has left his career in tatters and disrupted President-elect Barack Obama's White House transition. The Democratic governor had a four-hour meeting with Ed Genson in the lawyer's downtown office Saturday. Genson has defended newspaper baron Conrad Black, R&B singer R.
NATIONAL
December 14, 2008 | Rick Pearson and Ray Long, Pearson and Long write for the Chicago Tribune.
If it wasn't nailed down, it was for sale, federal officials say. Seeking a high-level Illinois job? Make a contribution to Friends of Blagojevich. Want a state contract? Pony up. Have your heart set on the U.S. Senate? Let's talk. Federal authorities say Democratic Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich put a "for sale" sign on state government. But in many ways, that sign had been there for years. "When you look at the countless scandals that have plagued Illinois politics over the last several years . . .
NATIONAL
December 12, 2008 | Todd Lighty and Robert Becker, Lighty and Becker write for the Chicago Tribune.
Tribune Co. acknowledged Thursday that it had been subpoenaed in the federal criminal case against Illinois' governor, Democrat Rod R. Blagojevich, and sources confirmed that the FBI had interviewed a close associate of company Chairman Sam Zell. The associate, Nils Larsen, is the financial advisor who allegedly was asked to help get Chicago Tribune editorial writers fired. (None were fired.) Larsen, a Tribune Co.
NATIONAL
December 12, 2008 | Peter Nicholas, Nicholas is a writer in our Washington bureau.
It took three tries in as many days for President-elect Barack Obama to roll out a strategy for defusing the crisis over Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's alleged attempt to put his old Senate seat up for sale. In his initial reaction, Obama said he was saddened by the episode, that he hadn't talked about the Senate seat with Blagojevich and that he wouldn't discuss an ongoing investigation.
NATIONAL
December 11, 2008 | Joe Stephens and Carrie Johnson, Stephens and Johnson write for the Washington Post.
A footnote to the 76-page criminal complaint and affidavit charging Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, a Democrat, with soliciting bribes confirms what has long been rumored: that a former longtime friend of and fundraiser for President-elect Barack Obama is talking to federal prosecutors in hopes of a reduced sentence.
NATIONAL
December 11, 2008 | Stacy St. Clair, St. Clair writes for the Chicago Tribune.
An unflattering portrait depicting Illinois first lady Patricia Blagojevich as a modern-day Lady Macbeth who plotted against her husband's perceived enemies and backed his corrupt schemes emerged in court documents connected to the governor's arrest. Her alleged ambitions and brashness are outlined in a 76-page federal criminal complaint: She helped her husband hatch a plan to sell President-elect Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|