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Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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By Jessica Guido

Inside Look at the Blagojevich House

Rob Blagojevich is selling his Ravenswood Manor house worth over $1.07 million. View gallery »

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Blago's House For Sale by Patti

With sentencing date postponed, Former Governor Blagojevich sells off $1.07 million Ravenswood Manor home. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Blago Jurors Float a Question

Blago Jurors Float a Question

The parties in Rod Blagojevich's retrial were back in court Tuesday for a brief time because of a jury question. Read »

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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By Steve Bryant

The Charges Against Rod and Robert Blagojevich

What they're charged with, and whether they're guilty. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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By Steve Bryant

"It's Permanent For Tonight"

Blagojevich's attorney provides the most concise summation of the trial's state of flux. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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By Phil Rogers

Defense Regret: That Jesse Jr. Never Got Called

Rob Blagojevich's attorneys speculate his brother's attorneys were unprepared. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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By Steve Bryant, Phil Rogers

Blagojevich Will Not Testify

Blagojevich Will Not Testify

Former governor, despite promises, will not take the stand. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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By Marcus Riley

Blagojevich May Not Testify

Legal team divided on whether he should take the stand today. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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By Steve Bryant

Blago Trial: Daily Journal 7/19

Blago Trial: Daily Journal 7/19

The brothers Blagojevich begin their defense. Read »

Friday, Apr 16, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Rob Blagojevich Seeks Separate Trial

Rob Blagojevich Seeks Separate Trial

Day after Blago's proffer, brother Rob tries to distance himself. Read »

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