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Dec 9, 2008 at 9:10 AM
Democratic U.S. Representatives John Shimkus, Jerry Costello and Phil Hare issued statements Tuesday morning regarding the arrest of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and Blagojevich's Chief of Staff John Harris on federal charges.
May 7, 2009 at 10:09 AM
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan wants to "fumigate" state government by firing thousands of people who were hired by two disgraced former governors.
Sep 20, 2006 at 11:59 AM
A new poll exclusively for NewsChannel 5 finds that Illinois voters give a 6% edge to Rod Blagojevich, with 8% undecided.
Dec 9, 2008 at 10:21 AM
The spectacle of a sitting governor being arrested on federal corruption charges is bizarre even by Illinois standards and will create new problems for state government, including the possibility of impeachment.
May 9, 2006 at 1:28 PM
Governor Rod Blagojevich will sign a first-of-its kind bill requiring background checks for all current and incoming residents of Illinois nursing homes.
Jul 31, 2007 at 2:19 PM
The Illinois governor and legislative leaders failed in a last attempt to reach an agreement before the state budget expires Tuesday night. The old budget runs out at midnight.
Feb 1, 2005 at 6:28 AM
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will attempt to lure more foreign nurses to the state in an effort to decrease a shortage of registered nurses.
Dec 10, 2014 at 8:59 PM
Across the state of Illinois, people are mourning the loss of a prominent politician. The outspoken and unique Judy Baar Topinka died suddenly Wednesday after suffering a stroke.
Sep 13, 2014 at 2:06 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn's administration hired more than 60 percent of the Illinois Department of Transportation workers whose employment was deemed improper by a state watchdog, a document released Friday shows.
Aug 18, 2014 at 8:57 AM
A federal appeals court has taken on the issue of pay-to-play corruption in Illinois under disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Jul 16, 2014 at 10:05 AM
Rod Blagojevich's lawyers have submitted an additional argument on why an appeals court in Chicago should overturn the convictions of the imprisoned former governor.
Jul 9, 2014 at 5:56 AM
Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, the businessman-turned-politician who became the worldwide face of the city after Hurricane Katrina, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday.
Mar 23, 2014 at 2:26 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn is questioning his Republican gubernatorial rival's ethics, wealth and stance on minimum wage during his re-election bid.
Jan 29, 2014 at 1:22 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.) gave his annual State of the State address Wednesday, focusing on early education. He also discussed college grants, small business fees, pensions, promoting a new Biotech Center, upgrading water systems and how he has...
Jan 18, 2006 at 8:26 AM
Governor Rod Blagojevich pushed health care, a construction plan, and inclusiveness in his State of the State Speech.
Inside: listen to the entire speech.