Case Against Blagojevich Stirs Political Furor
March 2, 2009 Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich plans to write a book "exposing the dark side of politics," his publicist says. Glenn Selig says Blagojevich signed a six-figure deal Monday. The book also will detail how Blagojevich selected President Barack Obama's successor in the U.S. Senate, Selig says.
February 20, 2009 Pressure is mounting for Illinois Sen. Roland Burris to resign following his admission that he tried to raise funds for disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. While many of the state's African-Americans have backed Burris, there are signs that some are rethinking their support.
February 20, 2009 Gov. Pat Quinn called Friday for fellow Democrat Roland Burris to resign from the U.S. Senate and implored Illinois lawmakers to quickly pass a law setting up a special election to fill any vacancy.
February 20, 2009 While voters won the constitutional right to choose their own senators 96 years ago, in all but four states the governor decides who will fill the seat after a vacancy. Now there's a drive in Congress for a constitutional amendment requiring a special election to fill a vacated Senate seat.
February 17, 2009 Sen. Roland Burris concedes he agreed to raise money for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich before Blagojevich appointed him to the Senate. But Burris insists he ultimately did not raise any funds. He faces a perjury probe, as calls grow for his resignation.
February 16, 2009 U.S. Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) is on the defensive after his latest affidavit to the state House impeachment committee became public. He contends his statements were consistent despite three accounts of his contact with aides to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
January 29, 2009 Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) has boycotted his impeachment trial before the Illinois state senate. Instead, he visited national TV hosts to protest the proceedings, calling the senate little more than a "kangaroo court." Thursday, he appeared before the senate to make his case.
January 29, 2009 The Illinois governor gave his own closing arguments at his impeachment trial before the state Senate. But his words failed to convince lawmakers, who found him guilty of abuse of power. Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn stands ready to be sworn in immediately as governor.