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Community Asks: Why Hasn't Historic South Side Church Been Rebuilt?

(CBS) – There have been lots of promises, lots of pledges, but historic Pilgrim Baptist Church is still a shell.

This month marks the ninth anniversary of the fire that destroyed most of the church. 192 more words


Rare For Illinois: No Federal Scandal As Governor Leaves Office

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — For the first time in this millennium, a governor in Illinois has left office not under a cloud of a federal corruption investigation. 305 more words


McDonnell to join infamous club of governors who've gone to prison

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Bob McDonnell is about to join an exclusive but infamous club.

McDonnell, the first Virginia governor ever to be convicted of a felony, was… 393 more words


Robert Blagojevich: Feds Used Me As 'Pawn' To Get Rod

CHICAGO (AP) – The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. 545 more words


From the archives: Judy Baar Topinka responds to the Blagojevich sentencing

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who once challenged Rod Blagojevich for governor, responds to Blagojevich’s sentence of 14 years in federal prison for abuse of power and corruption. 19 more words


Six Years After Husband's Arrest, Patti Blagojevich 'Feeling Frustrated'

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — On the sixth anniversary of ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s arrest, former Illinois First Lady Patti Blagojevich told her Facebook friends that she is “feeling frustrated” over her husband’s conviction and subsequent incarceration. 318 more words


Blagojevich's last stand

It was six years ago that former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested at his home on federal corruption charges. While looking through some old photos from the Illinois State Capitol, I found some I took during Blagojevich’s impeachment trial in the Illinois Senate. 175 more words