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Rich and Jason welcome Jeffrey Cramer, Berkeley Research Group Managing Director, to discuss the Department of Justice finding on the Chicago Police Department.

Cyber-security expert John Reed Stark discusses charges by the federal government against three Chinese citizens for hacking into American law firms’ computers to gain inside information about US companies. 59 more words

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Blagojevich doesn't get early prison release from Obama

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is leaving office without granting early prison release to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Obama released a list of his final acts of clemency Thursday, Jan. 107 more words


What does the commutation of Chelsea Manning signal for Rod Blagojevich?

Premier criminal defense attorney Mike Monico joins Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes to discuss President Obama commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning and what that means for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. 50 more words

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Obama Grants Clemency To Chicago Activist Oscar Lopez Rivera

(CBS) – President Obama is commuting the sentences of dozens more federal inmates, including some with Chicago ties.

During his presidency, Obama has commuted the sentences of more than 1,300 people — compared to just 61 for President Clinton. 265 more words


Time Nearly Up For Blagojevich To Get Clemency From Obama

(CBS) — He’s been behind bars for almost five years.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s hopes for clemency from President Barack Obama now hinge on the next four days. 227 more words


One Man's Mission: Get Obama To Set Blagojevich Free

CHICAGO (CBS) — With President Barack Obama’s final days in office winding down, one man has been on a mission to see to it former Gov. 268 more words


Blagojevich Supporters Plan Vigil To Ask For Commutation From Obama

CHICAGO (CBS) — As President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago next week, supporters of imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich plan to hold a vigil asking the president to commute Blagojevich’s 14-year corruption sentence. 174 more words