Illinois Politics

Illinois Governor Indicted on Corruption, Charges Include Tampering with Sale of Wrigley

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested on corruption charges.  The most prominent charges involve allegations that he essentially tried to sell his pending appointment of a successor to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Obama.

However, the indictments also include a charge that Blagojevich threatened to make assistance in the Tribune's efforts to sell Wrigley Field conditional on the Tribune firing members of its editorial board who had criticized his administration and even called for his impeachment.

Not wanting to pre-empt the winter meeting updates too much, the details are after the break.

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  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

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    Arizona Phil 10 hours 59 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 16 hours 17 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 16 hours 18 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 16 hours 29 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 16 hours 31 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 16 hours 31 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 16 hours 38 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 16 hours 52 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 17 hours 25 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 17 hours 29 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 17 hours 41 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 17 hours 59 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 18 hours 20 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 18 hours 21 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 21 hours 21 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 21 hours 33 min ago view