Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is appealing his corruption conviction and 14-year prison sentence, according to a notice filed by his attorneys late Tuesday.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday won a one-month extension before he begins serving a 14-year prison term.
A federal judge sentenced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to 14 years in prison for corruption Wednesday.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for corruption.
Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who faces up to 20 years in prison for corruption, said Tuesday the possible penalty is excessive and asked the judge to show mercy.
The sentencing hearing for Rod Blagojevich is set to begin Tuesday, six months after the former Illinois governor was convicted of 17 public corruption charges.
Federal prosecutors are asking that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich be sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison.
Lawyers for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have filed in federal court a laundry list of alleged errors in his retrial -- which ended last month in his conviction on public corruption charges -- and asked for yet another trial.
Blagojevich could face 20 years for being convicted of 17 criminal counts
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted Monday on 17 of the 20 public corruption charges against him related to his attempt to sell the U.S. Senate seat held by Barack Obama before he resigned to become president.
CNN's Ted Rowlands describes the emotion in the courtroom as Rod Blagojevich heard his guilty verdict on 17 counts.
Federal jurors at the retrial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich return Monday to resume deliberations. It will be the sixth day of deliberations in the corruption case against him.
Federal jurors at the retrial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will begin their fifth day of deliberations Thursday in the corruption case against him.
Jurors are set to deliberate in the retrial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the corruption case against him.
Federal jurors at the retrial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will begin deliberations Friday in the corruption case against him.
About eight months after a jury failed to come to an agreement on all but one of 24 charges levied against Rod Blagojevich, another such panel will convene starting Monday to consider the fate of the former Illinois governor turned reality TV star.
Lawyers for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich are asking a federal judge to order the government to turn over summaries of a December 2008 FBI interview with then President-elect Barack Obama.
A puppy that was euthanatized and declared dead survives and gets a new home.
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A federal judge is set to formally approve three criminal counts being dropped from the corruption case of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a judicial source in Chicago told CNN.
The second edition of the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been pushed back to spring, a court spokesman said.
Lawyers for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday filed a motion to throw out his lone conviction from a corruption trial against him earlier this year.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Sunday that he is not ruling out a return to politics once the legal process against him winds down.
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich goes after federal prosecutors for "wasting taxpayer resources" on trying to convict him.
Jurors deliberating the fate of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich finished the day Monday without a verdict after asking the judge for the transcript of the testimony of Blagojevich's former deputy governor.
If the Rod Blagojevich trial were a movie, it could be called Lost in Deliberation.
In Session explains why it's taking the jury so long to reach a verdict in Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial.
A federal jury weighing the fate of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in his corruption trial told the judge on Thursday it has reached unanimous agreement on two of the 24 counts, but cannot agree on 11 others and has yet to consider the rest.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waits as jurors begin to deliberate in his corruption trial.
Opening statements in the federal criminal trial of embattled former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich are set to begin Tuesday.
Two senior members of President Barack Obama's administration have been subpoenaed as witnesses in the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, which begins Thursday in a federal courtroom in Chicago, Illinois.
Supporters gather as former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich arrives for the first day of trial on corruption charges.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his inner circle engaged in a near-constant conspiracy of extortion and kickbacks after his 2002 election, according to a court document released Wednesday that reveals details of the allegations against him.
The Senate Ethics Committee issued a letter Friday clearing embattled Illinois Sen. Roland Burris of any legal wrongdoing.
Christopher Kelly, former chief fundraiser for ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has died, according to the ex-governor and a hospital official.
Sen. Roland Burris, D-Illinois, announced Friday that he will not run for a full six-year term next year.
Sen. Roland Burris will not face state perjury charges in connection with his sworn testimony about an alleged "pay-for-play" scheme to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Obama, an Illinois state prosecutor said Friday.
Impeached former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested in December on charges of conspiracy and fraud, was indicted Thursday on 16 felony counts by a federal grand jury, the U.S. attorney's office said.
In promoting I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! the disgraced politician is looking for work
Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Wednesday he is cooperating with a preliminary congressional ethics investigation into whether he was involved in possibly improper efforts to secure President Obama's vacant Senate seat.
Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, is still declaring his innocence, despite facing a criminal trial and the prospect of prison.
Campbell Brown talks with a panel about their reaction to the impeachment trial and conviction of Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Democrat Pat Quinn is sworn in as Illinois' new governor, replacing Rod Blagojevich.
Workers at the Illinois Capitol building wasted little time Thursday night changing the face of state government, shortly after Gov. Pat Quinn replaced the ousted Rod Blagojevich.
Rod Blagojevich says he is 'saddened and disappointed' by the Illinois senate verdict but wasn't surprised by it.
The Illinois Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to remove impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office.
Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants to speak at his impeachment hearing before the state Senate on Thursday if lawmakers allow him to do so, Senate President John Cullerton said Wednesday.
Phone recordings between Gov. Rod Blagojevich and a lobbyist are played during at Blagojevich's impeachement trial.
Campbell Brown interviews Gov. Rod Blagojevich as his impeachment trial gets under way.
While the Illinois Legislature continued impeachment hearings on him Tuesday, Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich continued to make the rounds of the media. He spoke to CNN's Campbell Brown about the hearings and the federal criminal charges against him. Here are excerpts of the interview:
Gov. Rod Blagojevich tells CNN's Larry King that he'll "fight until the very end" to prove he did nothing wrong.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was absent again Tuesday from his Senate impeachment trial, but state senators who will decide whether to remove him from office heard him loud and clear on FBI recordings of his phone calls.
Larry King talks with embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about why he is boycotting his own impeachment trial.
As Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment trial proceedings got under way Monday, the embattled Illinois governor hit the media circuit, answering questions about Oprah, foul language and why he isn't resigning.
The Illinois state Senate on Monday began its impeachment trial against Gov. Rod Blagojevich without the governor present.
Prominent Chicago defense lawyer Ed Genson said Friday he intends to resign as attorney for embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the criminal case against the governor.
Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he is not surprised by the Illinois House impeachment vote.
Hours after being impeached by an overwhelming vote in the Illinois House of Representatives, a defiant Gov. Rod Blagojevich proclaimed Friday that he was not guilty of impeachable offenses and would fight "every step of the way."
Roland Burris on Thursday denied any quid pro quo with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for his appointment to the U.S. Senate during testimony before a panel weighing whether to impeach Blagojevich.
An Illinois legislative committee Thursday unanimously recommended impeaching embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich amid corruption allegations.
It is total hypocrisy for the naysayers of embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to assert that he didn't have the legal right to appoint Roland Burris to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is growing on me. You see, I like chutzpah and I don't mind chaos.
The U.S. Senate is considered the most exclusive legislative body in the country, and members of its majority say they will not accept Roland Burris -- tapped by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill a vacant seat -- into their own.
Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick of a prominent African-American to succeed Barack Obama in the Senate has led to suggestions that the move is calculated, but the governor says he's just doing his job.
President-elect Barack Obama said Tuesday it is disappointing that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich ignored warnings from Senate Democrats about appointing a successor to his Senate seat.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick to fill Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat was the first African-American to be elected to statewide office in Illinois, winning the first of three terms as comptroller in 1978.
After being told by prosecutors that their testimony could jeopardize the ongoing criminal investigation, the Illinois House panel considering impeachment charges against Gov. Rod Blagojevich will not subpoena advisers to President-elect Barack Obama, the panel's chairwoman said Sunday.
The panel looking into possibly impeaching Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich meets on Monday.
A new national poll suggests Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich could be on the top of Santa's naughty list.
President-elect Barack Obama last week talked to federal prosecutors investigating Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, according to an internal report the Obama transition team released Tuesday.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he isn't guilty of any criminal wrongdoing, and intends to remain in office.
Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich vowed Friday to fight federal corruption charges and stay on the job, despite calls for his resignation amid allegations that he attempted to sell President-elect Barack Obama's former Senate seat.
Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Wednesday that he "can't wait to begin to tell my side of the story."
The Illinois impeachment committee's timetable may depend on prosecutors, CNN's Brian Todd reports.
In the glow of his election victory in fall 2002, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich stood on the stage at the victory celebration held in the steel mill where his father had worked and promised "reform and renewal," and an "end to business as usual."
The attorney for embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Monday night that he does not believe Blagojevich will resign.
The Illinois Attorney General files a motion with the state's supreme court to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Friday asked her state's highest court to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office temporarily.
If anyone knows how Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich feels right now, I do.
Federal prosecutors say they've uncovered a "political corruption crime spree" involving Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who allegedly hatched a variety of bribery schemes to enrich himself and his family while silencing critics.
Key Illinois Democratic legislators are circulating a letter urging support for the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested this week on federal corruption charges relating in part to the selection of President-elect Barack Obama's successor as a U.S. senator.
CNN's Campbell Brown looks at the legal and ethical implications of the case against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
CNN's Susan Roesgen reports on the role of the governor's wife as gleaned from the telephone wiretaps.
Despite Patricia Blagojevich's myriad charitable endeavors, she is now thought of as the goading voice in the background of a November phone call taped by the FBI.
Four words: Are you kidding me?
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat. CNN's Campbell Brown reports.
Illinois state politics read more like a script from "The Sopranos" than a page out of the history books.
Illinois lawmakers were quickly moving to take the decision of who will replace President-elect Barack Obama in the Senate out of the hands of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
In the great annals of "What Was He Thinking?" (political edition), the case of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich sets a new standard -- for its breathtaking stupidity, venality and illegality.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich returned to work Wednesday, a day after his arrest on federal corruption charges related in part to the selection of a successor to Barack Obama's former Senate seat.
FBI says tapes reveal Illinois' governor wanted to exchange Obama's Senate seat for personal benefits.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared in court Tuesday afternoon to hear federal corruption charges against him. He was released on $4,500 bail.
Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, face corruption charges in a scandal that encompassed the Chicago Cubs, President-elect Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat and a children's hospital, according to an affidavit.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in federal custody on corruption charges, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.
Critics deride Illinois' plan to spend $40 million to raze the building where the NIU mass murders took place
Defying the federal government is risky for a politician. But if it's the right cause, it can make you look like a hero -- and even get you the political Play of the Week.
Gov. Rod Blagojevich came into office as the charming replacement for an unpopular veteran of old-school politics. A youthful, Elvis-loving Democrat, he promised a new era of ethics and bipartisanship.
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