Illinois Governor

Chicago, Illinois — Democratic Governor Pat Quinn says he will be abolishing Illinois’ death penalty; a stance made after consulting with many “people of good faith”. Also read: WBW Honors: Muhammad Ali The governor met with South African activist Desmond Tutu, as well as prosecutors, murder victims’ families, death penalty opponents and religious leaders, according […]

Republicans and Democrats alike are calling for Illinois lawmakers to begin impeachment proceedings against Gov. Rod Blagojevich, saying the step is necessary to restore public confidence in state government.

A rap group going by the name Blago Del Fuego has created a rap song based on the Rod Blagojevich Senate Seat controversy. The songs is based on Shawty Low’s “Dey Know” song and features the same beat. The rappers take the song from Blagojevich’s perspective and dis both Lil Wayne and Kanye West. Watch […]

From Terence Samuel at TheRoot.com: Blagojevich may be the one indicted, but Jesse Jackson Jr. has a real trial ahead of him.

President-elect Barack Obama is calling for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich could still appoint someone to fill Barack Obama‘s U.S. Senate seat despite charges that he tried to barter it away for cash or a plum job in what prosecutors call “a political corruption crime spree.”

From Daniel Engber at Slate.com: <em>On Tuesday, Gov. Rod Blagojevich of </em><em>Illinois</em><em> was <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/09/illinois.governor" target="_blank">taken into federal custody on corruption charges</a>, one of which entails attempting to sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat to the highest bidder. In 2006, Daniel Engber explained why politicians in the </em><em>Land</em><em> of </em><em>Lincoln</em><em> are so corrupt. The article is after the jump. </em> <em></em>

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to get financial benefits through his authority to appoint a U.S. senator to fill the vacancy left by Barack Obama’s election as president.