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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.

    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 in Denver: "Grateful Beyond Words"

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    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)

    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.