November 26, 2012 Once, there seemed to be no limits for Jesse Jackson Jr., a member of Congress from Chicago and the son of the famed civil rights leader. Now he's gone, resigning his seat after a losing battle with health and ethics issues.
December 7, 2011 The news that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison made me flashback to a brief meeting I had with him that, in hindsight, seems positively surreal.
November 22, 2011 The real estate developer, who also once raised money for then-state candidate Barack Obama, was convicted of fraud and other charges.
June 9, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, changing attitudes in practicing safe sex, and the latest developments in Syria. In the second hour, a housing market update that looks at why Americans aren't buying homes, and the re-trial of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
May 2, 2011 Col. Moammar Gadhafi's son and grandchildren were reportedly killed in a NATO airstrike in Libya on Saturday; former Pope John Paul is closer to sainthood; Alabama's damage is like Hurricane Katrina; the retrial opens for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
March 9, 2011 Libya no-fly zone; Iceland financial crisis arrests; Blagojevich
August 17, 2010 Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has been found guilty on just 1 of 24 counts he was charged with. The judge says he will ask for a mistrial on the remaining charges; the government pledges to retry their case.
August 12, 2010 Jurors in the Blagojevich corruption trial told the judge they agree on just 2 of 24 counts against the former Illinois governor and his brother. The judge told the jurors to continue deliberating.
August 11, 2010 The jury in the corruption trial against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his brother told the judge they were deadlocked. He told them to keep deliberating and complimented them on being a very good jury.
July 23, 2010 Democrats who breathed a sigh of relief upon seeing the Blagojevich trial come to an unexpected end in Illinois now are nervous about another potential ethics stain on the party: charges leveled against Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York.
July 21, 2010 Ex Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich didn't say if he would take the stand in his corruption trial.
June 9, 2010 Blagojevich's defense: Just not that slick.