Nov 26, 2012 — Once, there seemed to be no limits for Jesse Jackson Jr., a member of Congress from Chicago and the son of the famed civil rights leader. Now he's gone, resigning his seat after a losing battle with health and ethics issues.
Dec 7, 2011 — The news that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison made me flashback to a brief meeting I had with him that, in hindsight, seems positively surreal.
Nov 22, 2011 — The real estate developer, who also once raised money for then-state candidate Barack Obama, was convicted of fraud and other charges.
Jun 27, 2011 — The clouds from the Rod Blagojevich scandal may disperse in time. But a state doesn't become the national leader in sending former governors to federal prison without there being a culture of corruption.
Jun 9, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, changing attitudes in practicing safe sex, and the latest developments in Syria. In the second hour, a housing market update that looks at why Americans aren't buying homes, and the re-trial of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
May 2, 2011 — Col. Moammar Gadhafi's son and grandchildren were reportedly killed in a NATO airstrike in Libya on Saturday; former Pope John Paul is closer to sainthood; Alabama's damage is like Hurricane Katrina; the retrial opens for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
Mar 9, 2011 — Libya no-fly zone; Iceland financial crisis arrests; Blagojevich
Aug 17, 2010 — In Illinois, it's common for juries to convict politicians. Which is why the Blago verdict surprised.
Aug 17, 2010 — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has been found guilty on just 1 of 24 counts he was charged with. The judge says he will ask for a mistrial on the remaining charges; the government pledges to retry their case.
Aug 12, 2010 — Jurors in the Blagojevich corruption trial told the judge they agree on just 2 of 24 counts against the former Illinois governor and his brother. The judge told the jurors to continue deliberating.