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  1. Elizabeth Brackett, longtime 'Chicago Tonight' reporter, dies at 76Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    ... totally switch careers and try journalism." She was also an author, writing the 2009 book "Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned political Corruption Into a National Sideshow" about the former Illinois governor. Brackett, a mother of two, retired ...

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  2. Trump Considers Pardon for Ali, Wants Athletes' AdviceRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | The Skanner

    ... popular now." Trump said last week also said he's considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving 14 years in prison for corruption, and pardoning celebrity lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, who served about ...

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  3. Johnston-Yurgine: Should Blagojevich go or stay?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges in 2012. Blagojevich has asked President Donald Trump to commute his prison term for corruption that included seeking to sell an appointment to the Senate seat Barack Obama vacated to become president.

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  4. Editorial voice from elsewhereRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | O-R Online

    ... of pardoning friends like lifestyle maven Martha Stewart and commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich - both of whom took part in the president's "Celebrity Apprentice" TV show. This misuse of presidential power in the service ...

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  5. Trump insiders are said to seek pardon for Milken, 'king' of junk bondsRead the original story

    Friday | Texarkana Gazette

    ... clemency. He has also publicly entertained the prospect of pardoning Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Although it's unclear where Milken, 71, may fall on any priority list, he can count many advocates in Trump's circle. His ...

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  6. Illinois GOP Congressional delegation asks Trump: Don't pardon BlagojevichRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | KCCommunityNews.com

    Seven GOP U.S. House members from Illinois have signed a letter to President Donald Trump asking that he not pardon or grant clemency to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. "We ask that you give thoughtful attention to our fear that granting clemency to the former governor would send a detrimental precedent and send a damaging message on your efforts to root out public corruption in our government," said the letter.

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  7. Morning Spin: Rauner says 'a whole bunch' more ads coming...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | Chicago Tribune

    ... has been put behind spots trying to link Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker to imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. * Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Elon Musk will announce that the billionaire tech mogul's Boring Co. has been picked to develop ...

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  8. Disgraced Ex-Detroit Mayor Asks Trump For ClemencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | WMAL-AM Washington

    ... sentence for drug charges. Trump has floated the possibility of granting clemency to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and TV personality Martha Stewart, and he told reporters last week that he is considering pardoning up to 3,000 people because ...

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  9. Ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick asks Trump for pardonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Metro Times

    ... y Kim Kardashian. Recently, he has said he's considering pardons for Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Stay on top of Detroit news and views. Sign up for our weekly issue newsletter delivered each Wednesday.

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  10. Blagojevicha s golden lesson in a fundraisingaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Xenia Daily Gazette

    Rod Blagojevich was a golden boy in Illinois politics, jetting from Congress to the governor's mansion in a flash. Once there, it seems, he had his eye on the gold, converting the office into a cash machine.

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  11. Il Gop asks Trump not to pardon former Gov. BlagojevichRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | American Thinker

    When Donald Trump mentioned last week that he was thinking of pardoning disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, it stirred up a political hornet's nest among the state's Republican Party. Blagojevich was convicted on 17 counts relating to the sale of the Senate seat being vacated by Barack Obama when he won the presidency and other "pay to play" schemes.

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  12. Congressional Republicans oppose Blagojevich clemencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | The Times

    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves to the crowd in front of his home as he leaves for prison, Thursday, March 15, 2012 in Chicago. Congressional Republicans said they oppose clemency for the former politician.

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  13. Illinois' Republican congressmen write Trump opposing Blagojevich mercyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich with former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones and former state Sen. Jeffrey Schoenberg at the Illinois Executive Mansion in 2007. (John Mintier Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich with former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones and former state Sen. Jeffrey Schoenberg at the Illinois Executive Mansion in 2007.

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  14. Rate Rauner's new digital adRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    When pressed about why he was caught on FBI wiretaps with disgraced ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich just six days before Blagojevich was arrested, JB Pritzker responded "nobody knew the FBI was investigating the man who knew, you know, that he was actually doing things that were against the interests of the people." Everyone knew.

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  15. Illinois Republicans: Keep Ex-Gov. Blagojevich in PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Big John is joined by WLS-AM news correspondent, John Dempsy, to talk about Rod Blagojevich.

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  16. Illinois GOP reps' letter to Trump: Don't commute Blagojevich's sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | The News-Gazette

    Seven of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans, including U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis and John Shimkus, are pushing back against his idea of commuting former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence.

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  17. Actor Vince Vaughn arrested on suspicion of drunken drivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... conservative provocateur Dinesh D'Souza and considering two more for Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. President Trump announced he's pardoning conservative provocateur Dinesh D'Souza and considering two more for Martha ...

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  18. Woman found dead in reservoir near 60 Freeway underpassRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... conservative provocateur Dinesh D'Souza and considering two more for Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. President Trump announced he's pardoning conservative provocateur Dinesh D'Souza and considering two more for Martha ...

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  19. Illinois Republican congressmen ask Trump to oppose clemency for BlagojevichRead the original story

    Monday Jun 11 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Today, Congressman Darin LaHood sent a letter to President Trump arguing against a pardon and/or a commutation for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Rep. LaHood, a former Assistant United States Attorney with the US Department of Justice, led the letter with the support of every Illinois Republican member of Congress, laying out the many public corruption crimes and the illegal activity committed by the governor during his administration and the need to stand strong against pay-to-play politics in Illinois and across the country.

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  20. Illinois GOP delegation asks Trump not to commute Blagojevich's sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | The Hill

    ... est in upholding the trust given to them by the American people," they wrote to Trump. "Granting clemency to Rod Blagojevich would go against this trust."

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