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Blagojevich Campaign Account Donates Final Dollars



    A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into the Chicago Democrat's prison term.

    Friends of Rod Blagojevich donated $709.85 to a Serbian Orthodox Church monastery earlier this month.

    Blago in Denver: "Grateful Beyond Words"

    [CHI] Blago in Denver: "Grateful Beyond Words"
    Rod Blagojevich spoke to reporters after he exited a plane Thursday in Denver on his way to prison. When asked what he would say to voters and Illinois residents, he said he's "grateful beyond words."
    (Published Thursday, March 15, 2012)

    The gift to New Gracanica Monastery in Third Lake cleared out the account and was reflected in reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

    The Lake County monastery is the seat of the church's Midwestern America diocese.

    Blago Signs Autographs at O'Hare

    [CHI] Blago Signs Autographs at O'Hare
    Before boarding a plane at O'Hare Airport to federal prison in Colorado, Rod Blagojevich stopped to shake hands and sign autographs before entering security. He'll serve a 14-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Englewood.
    (Published Thursday, March 15, 2012)

    Blagojevich has Serbian roots.

    The 57-year-old politician is in a Colorado prison serving a 14-year sentence for multiple corruption convictions. A court's expected to rule on his appeal soon.

    Rod Blagojevich Enters Prison

    [CHI] Rod Blagojevich Enters Prison
    Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich walked Thursday morning into the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Englewood in Colorado to begin serving his 14-year prison sentence. This helicopter footage shows the former governor give a wave as he got out of the car then walk beside his two attorneys into the facility.
    (Published Thursday, March 15, 2012)