News Coverage: Rod Blagojevich


March 15, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

Letters you won't be sending: G-Rod edition

Looking for a pen pal? Just in case you'd like to send Rod Blagojevich a letter in prison, the Sun-Times goes the extra mile on reader service, helpfully publishing his new address. May we suggest you ship him a get-out-of-jail file, baked into a pound cake with a crust that is f----ing golden? 

March 14, 2012 @ 4:18 PM

Blagojevich could wind up in less restrictive prison — but it will take a few years


Rod Blagojevich’s lengthy 14-year sentence made it difficult for him to qualify for the lowest-security prisons in the federal system. It’s part of the reason he’s ended up in Englewood, Colo. But that could change. 

March 13, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

Pointless TV news stunts: Denver edition

Dana Kozlov
Dana Kozlov

In these days of declining news budgets and consumer "investigative" reporting, it's always nice to see a local television news operation shelling out the big bucks for an important story.

On the other hand, it's especially galling to see those kinds of expenditures on an utterly pointless ratings stunt. Take, for example, CBS-2's Dana Kozlov, who is in Colorado reporting on Rod Blagojevich's entry into federal prison there ... for the next four days.  Read more...

March 12, 2012 @ 4:57 PM

Mayor: ‘My thoughts are with’ Blago as prison term draws near

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he'd would have to be “callous” not to sympathize with the family of his former political ally Rod Blagojevich for the family tragedy unfolding as the former governor heads to prison for the next 14 years.

“While obviously the judge and the jury have made their decision, anybody if they haven’t seen a family torn would be callous” if they didn’t feel sorry for the family, Emanuel says.

March 06, 2012 @ 6:05 AM

Bureau of Prisons assigns number to Blagojevich

Chicago Tribune/

Rod Blagojevich has a federal prison identification number. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has given Blagojevich the number 40892-424. Typically, once inmates are assigned a number, it is their individual number throughout their prison term.

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