Here are four very different viewpoints of the punishment handed down to the former governor of Illinois.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
We asked for your best headline for Rod Blagojevich's 17 guilty verdicts and boy did you guys come through!
We asked and boy did you answer! E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, comments on the site – you flocked to respond to our "Submit Your Best 'Blago Convicted' Headline Contest." Watch a video explaining the Blago headline contest and its rules There were exactly 17 submissions, one for each count where Blagojevich was found guilty of corruption. Spooky, huh? Read more about the 17 guilty verdicts in the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich So let's get to those submissions and Patch editors' top pick: And the winner as selected by a panel of Patch editors is ... (Click on the video attached to this story now) #17: "17 convictions...effin GOLDEN!" Congratulations to James Boskey for submitting it and his son Peter for coming up with it. …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Have a headline as colorful as the former gov himself? Send it to us and we'll pick the best.
Not up to date on the Blagojenews? Read about the former governor's bad day here. For a more serious take on the trial and what it means for Illinois, click here. Send headline submissions to email@example.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday.
No, it won't save the world, but here's why the Blagojevich verdict is good news for the people of Illinois.
"This won't change anything," a friend Gchatted me as we separately waited for the Blagojevich verdict. "By Illinois standards, his biggest crime was being an idiot and getting caught." The cynicism was a familiar refrain from my friend, a young man born with the optimism of a Union Army doctor nine hours into the Battle of Antietam. I shrugged it off. He's just like that (and was partially saying it just to get my goat). But then the talking head on the TV station's web feed said the same thing. That same cynical phrase I teased my friend about was brought into the public debate by the loosely connected "expert" ABC 7 hired to help fill the dead air while Rod and Patti grabbed lunch at the Dirksen commissary. This won't change anything. …
Monday, June 27, 2011
A jury found former Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty of 17 counts of corruption, not guilty on one but the jury is hung on two.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is guilty on 17 of 20 counts of corruption, including the charge of attempting to sell President Barack Obama's Senate seat. Read more at the Huffington Post Watch live coverage from WGN Earlier, Blagojevich expressed trepidation. "My hands are shaking, my knees are weak; I can't seem to stand on my own two feet," Blagojevich said to reporters after walking out of his home to head to the Dirksen Federal Building, as seen on live streaming video from Chicago's ABC 7. Senate Majority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) released a statement that said it's time to "put the politics of the past behind us." “I am as anxious as everyone to now put this sordid chapter in our state’s history behind us," Radogno …