Rod Blagojevich http://peoriapublicradio.org en Chicago play features the man who helped prosecutors take down Rod Blagojevich http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/chicago-play-features-man-who-helped-prosecutors-take-down-rod-blagojevich <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The curtains are closing on the Chicago play "I Wish to Apologize to the People of Illinois", a timely production, given that Monday, December </span>9th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> marks five years since Rod Blagojevich's arrest.</span></p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:20:12 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 16065 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Chicago play features the man who helped prosecutors take down Rod Blagojevich Lawmaker files resolution calling on governor to spend more time in Springfield http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-files-resolution-calling-governor-spend-more-time-springfield <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A central Illinois legislator has filed a resolution calling on the governor to spend more time in the capital city. &nbsp;IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You never know what'll come up during a candidates' debate. &nbsp;Back in 2010, it was </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn's underwear.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As proof that he lives in Springfield, Quinn offered that he keeps his underwear at the governor's mansion.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:26:28 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12159 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmaker files resolution calling on governor to spend more time in Springfield Central figure in Blago investigation sentenced to jail http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/central-figure-blago-investigation-sentenced-jail <p></p><p>A central figure in the Blagojevich investigation was sentenced Wednesday to 27 months in federal prison. IPR’s Robert Wildeboer reports:</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:10:59 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 9731 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Central figure in Blago investigation sentenced to jail Arguments against recommended prison sentence for ex-Congressman begins today http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/arguments-against-recommended-prison-sentence-ex-congressman-begins-today <div>Lawyers for Jesse Jackson Junior Monday are expected to argue against prosecutors’ recommended prison sentences for the ex-Congressman and his wife.&nbsp;IPR’S<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Alex Keefe reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The government wants to send former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson to prison first for 18 months while the former Congressman stays with their two kids. Prosecutors then want Jackson Junior to serve four years once his wife gets out.</span></p></div><div> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:57:33 +0000 Denise Molina & Alex Keefe 7463 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Arguments against recommended prison sentence for ex-Congressman begins today