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Court overturns some Blagojevich Senate-seat convictions

...federal appeals court Tuesday overturned some of the most sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich off to a lengthy stint in prison, ruling that the Democrat did not break the law when he sought to secure a Cabinet...
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Escalating meth addictions put focus on cold medicine

...placing restrictions on the sale of over-the-counter medicines that are used to make it. Wednesday, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed a law keeping anyone from buying more than two packages at a time. Consumers in Washington state are limited...

...could decide to release a final report on what they found in their probe of Jackson's ties to ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.Analysis: With Mideast cease-fire, US pins hopes on Egypt's new Islamist governmentWASHINGTON - In frantic...
Illinois governor signs gay marriage bill, making it No. 16

...signing capped a gay rights push in Illinois that's gained major momentum since 2005. That year, then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed a gay rights measure into law - a bill that had failed to pass since 1974. In January 2011, Quinn signed a...
High court reins in prosecutors' use of fraud law

...same federal statute, and the judge in his case said he is reviewing the court's decision. Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich faces honest services charges in his ongoing trial, although the judge in that case said Thursday the high court...
Alaska disclosure laws get good marks

...did not move ahead in the rankings. Other states, including notoriously corrupt Illinois, home of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, continue to struggle. It was one of 20 states receiving an F grade, down from the 24 in the 2006 survey. Three...
Columnists award Palin dubious honor

...newsmakers in America." Palin beat out runner-up Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor who was notable for...2009 - a newsmaker like Gov. Palin or runner-up Rod Blagojevich is more appropriate because they've made headline...
Corruption law challenged as vague

CHICAGO - Among the corruption charges faced by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is a statute of just 28 words with enough pop to send big names to prison for corruption, but it's under attack by those who...
Canadian drugs not necessarily cheaper

...AP Survey: Drug Prices Cheaper in Canada," Nov. 6) referred to a report commissioned by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich that allegedly found that "Illinois would save about $91 million a year by buying prescription drugs from Canada...
Opinion: Playing the race card in the Obama age

...President-elect Barack Obama rejected throughout his campaign, especially in his speech on race last March. But Gov. Rod Blagojevich's gambit worked. The Illinois House voted overwhelmingly to impeach him on Friday, but it does appear as though...


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