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Tribune reportersA contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform. The sentence...
Rod Blagojevich's sentencing hearing has ended for the day, with the defense emphasizing the damage a long prison sentence would have on Blagojevich’s family. Lawyer Aaron Goldstein also read a letter read to the court from Blagojevich’s...
Rod Blagojevich's remarks to U.S. District Judge James Zagel: On accepting responsibility I'm here convicted of crimes. The jury decided I was guilty. I am accepting of it. I acknowledge it and I, of course, am unbelievably sorry for it. I want to...
Tags: Lawyers, Prosecution, Health, Aaron Burr, Rod Blagojevich
WGN Feature ReporterFour year old Stephanie Weitzman was a patient at Children's Memorial Hospital who never made it home. She lost her battle with Lukemia in 1978, but her memory lives on. Her family formed the Stephanie Weitzman foundation. Ever since her death, the...
Tags: Health, Charity, Hospitals and Clinics, WGN, Human Interest
In a bid to avoid a long prison sentence, Rod Blagojevich is expected to argue he was an effective governor who cared about people, that he was led along by his advisers through the schemes he was convicted of and that he didn't profit anyway. But...
Driving around Chicago's West Loop, developer Steve Fifield rarely has a chance to keep two hands on the steering wheel as he points out all the residential and office projects he's been involved in during more than 30 years in Chicago development. At...
Maggie Daley, who dedicated herself to children's issues and the arts while also zealously guarding her family's privacy during 22 years as Chicago's first lady, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, more than nine years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer....
As he weighed whether to name a friend of Barack Obama's to the U.S. Senate, Rod Blagojevich also talked repeatedly on government wiretaps in November 2008 about a number of possibilities he might leverage through the opportunity. At his corruption trial...
A 1-year-old girl is fighting for her life after being shot in the head this morning on a street in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. The incident happened about 8:11 a.m. at 84th Street and Muskegon Avenue, where the child and her 15-year-old...
Staff reporterThe 5th Annual Walk for Maya is a 1 mile leisurely walk through the gardens of Lincoln Park in honor of Maya Hirsch, who was tragically killed while crossing a street in Lincoln Park, hit by a driver who ignored a stop sign. The event will take place on...
An upcoming clinical trial could help show if a test kit for a common eye ailment will save consumers money and reduce faulty diagnoses, health experts say. Conjunctivitis, better known as pinkeye and most prevalent in children, causes inflammation of...
Tribune reporterThree teenagers, including a 13-year-old boy, were shot at a Rogers Park neighborhood street corner Monday night, Chicago police said. The shooting happened at about 7:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of West Pratt Boulevard, Chicago police said. Authorities...
Tags: Rogers Park, Health, Hospitals and Clinics
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