Chicago play features the man who helped prosecutors take down Rod Blagojevich

Dec 9, 2013

The curtains are closing on the Chicago play "I Wish to Apologize to the People of Illinois", a timely production, given that Monday, December 9th marks five years since Rod Blagojevich's arrest.

Two trials later, he was convicted on 18 counts of corruption. At Blagojevich's sentencing hearing, the former governor said he was sorry for his mistakes. But Blagojevich is not the one making apologies in this show. He's not even a character, just someone who gets mentioned now and again. Rather, it's an actor playing Stuart Levine, the political fixer credited with helping prosecutors to ultimately take down Blagojevich, who's doing the apologizing. Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky reports.