How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself Out of the Governor's Office and Into Prison

How did Rod Blagojevich become so obsessed with campaign cash? Two Chicago Tribune reporters dig deep into the former governor's roots.

Book has new details on Blagojevich trial

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in prison, but a new book by the Chicago Sun-Times reporter who covered his trials recounts the high-profile case, and provides some intriguing new revelations.

Raghuveer Nayak

A key figure in the Blagojevich trial is arrested. Raghuveer Nayak, a longtime fundraiser for Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. pled not guilty to a 19-count indictment. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

A new book tells stories in the voices of famous Chicagoans, from Barack Obama to Rod Blagojevich to Oprah Winfrey. We talk with the author.

Lon Monk

Lon Monk, top aide and close friend of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is sentenced for his role in the Blagojevich corruption scandals. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagovich takes the long and winding road to prison in Littleton, Colorado. We talk with Scott Fawell about what life may be like behind bars.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich addresses a throng of reporters and supporters before heading off to Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year prison sentence. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Will Rod Blagojevich spend his 14-year sentence behind bars in a Colorado federal prison? That's what his lawyers want. Elizabeth Brackett talks with a prison consultant, who is a former federal inmate himself. He tells us about his experience.

Robert Blagojevich

Robert Blagojevich spoke to us by phone on Thursday. Read what the brother of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich had to say in our web-exclusive interview.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

From governor to federal inmate. In just over two months, Rod Blagojevich will transition to a dramatically different lifestyle. We tell you about some of the new restrictions he'll face.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison. We have all the details from the courtroom, as well as analysis from Blagojevich's own defense team, a former federal judge and others about the punishment.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

The sentencing hearing of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich began on Tuesday. Elizabeth Brackett was in court and has the details.

Blagojevich Sentencing

We asked what you think a fair sentence would be for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. We hear what some of you had to say when we read our viewer mail.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

The government wants 15 to 20 years for Rod Blagojevich. His lawyers say that's too harsh, and even the former prosecutor in former Gov. George Ryan's case thinks that's too long. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

Tony Rezko

He asked the judge for mercy, but top Blagojevich fundraiser Tony Rezko was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in a federal prison. Elizabeth Brackett has the details from the courtroom.

William Cellini

Springfield insider William Cellini was convicted on two of four counts of extortion and aiding and abetting bribery, including an attempted shakedown of a Hollywood producer for Rod Blagojevich. Elizabeth Brackett has been following the long Blagojevich saga from the beginning and has a wrap-up of the Cellini verdict.