Tag Archives: Rod Blagojevich

  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Re-Elected Despite Illness, Absence

    Nov 7, 12 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. says he’s humbled and moved by the support voters have shown through his illness. The Chicago Democrat easily won re-election to a ninth full term Tuesday. In a statement sent to The Associated Press, Jackson expresses “deep and sincere” thanks. He says once doctors approve his return to work he’ll continue […]

  • Jesse Jackson Concerned for His Depressed Son, Jesse Jr.

    Aug 3, 12 by Brittney M. Walker 6 Comments

    *Jessie Jackson, Jr. recently took a leave of absence from Congress after being hospitalized for depression. The source of his turmoil hasn’t been revealed just yet, but he was treated at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for gastrointestinal issues as well. “What we thought to be quote-unquote exhaustion was something much deeper, much broader and […]

  • Rod Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

    Dec 7, 11 by EURpublisher02 7 Comments

    *Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Wednesday over 18 felony corruption convictions, among them allegations that he tried to sell President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat for cash. “When it is the governor who goes bad the fabric of Illinois is torn and disfigured and not easily repaired,” […]

  • Blagojevich Convicted on 17 of 20 Counts over Obama’s Senate Seat

    Jun 27, 11 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been convicted of 17 of the 20 charges against him, including all 11 charges related to his attempt to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat, reports the AP. Jurors deadlocked on one charge of attempted extortion in an alleged shakedown involving funding for a school in […]

  • Judge Rejects ‘Oprah’ Excuse to Get Out of Jury Duty

    Apr 28, 11 by EURPublisher01 4 Comments

    *A potential juror in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial tried unsuccessfully to use Oprah Winfrey’s final talk show as an excuse to get out of jury duty, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The woman told U.S District Judge James Zagel she didn’t want her jury service to interfere with the May 10th taping of the talk […]

  • Jesse Jr’s Wife was ‘Mortified and in Agony’ over Affair

    Sep 27, 10 by EURPublisher01 17 Comments

    *The wife of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said she and her husband have gone to marital counseling and received spiritual therapy since he revealed his extra-marital affair to her nearly two years ago. “He said it was over. I was mortified and in agony, but he knew if I found out any other way […]