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Marin: The Rise & Fall of Blagojevich



    In this courtroom sketch, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, speaks before U.S. District Judge James Zagel at his sentencing hearing at federal court in Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Tom Gianni)

    Rod Blagojevich is planning a farewell news conference.

    On Wednesday, the day before he boards a plane to Colorado to enter federal prison, he’ll meet the press one last time outside his Ravenswood Manor home. And say something, quote something. Kipling, perhaps.

    Read the rest of Carol Marin's column in the Chicago Sun-Times...