CHICAGO (AP) - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has left his Chicago home and is heading to Colorado to begin a 14-year federal prison term for corruption. The one-time golden boy of Illinois politics with a penchant for television cameras is expected to report to the prison by 2 p.m.... more »
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) - The U.N. chief has urged Zambian lawmakers to spare no one in the fight against corruption. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking to Zambia's parliament at the start of a visit Friday, called corruption a cancer that threatens democracy and anti-poverty efforts. He says, "In this fight... more »
CHICAGO (AP) - Rod Blagojevich has told a judge at his corruption trial that he thought he was acting legally when he made plans to seek a top federal job in exchange for giving a Senate seat to someone of President Barack Obama's choosing.
But the judge says jurors... more »
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected to step into the witness box at his corruption trial.
Prosecutors will finish cross-examining his brother, who also is charged.
For most of the trial, Robert Blagojevich faded into the background. But on Monday, the sometimes emotional older brother told jurors... more »
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has handed out raises topping 20 percent to his staff even as he calls for $1.4 billion in spending cuts because of the state's budget crisis.
An Associated Press analysis of documents shows Quinn has given his staff 43 raises averaging 11.4 percent since he... more »
A longtime member of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's inner circle has taken the stand in his corruption trial to testify against him.
Alonzo Monk is considered a key witness. Prosecutors say he was part of a tight group around Blagojevich who pressed companies for campaign cash on Blagojevich's... more »
A U.N. diplomat blames the lack of security in Somalia for problems in distributing food to the millions of hungry people.
A U.N. Security Council report says up to half the food aid is being diverted to corrupt contractors, radical Islamic militants and local U.N. workers. Trucks carrying food... more »
Gov. Bill Ritter's deputy chief of staff has withdrawn from consideration to be the next U.S. attorney in Colorado amid questions raised during Ritter's gubernatorial campaign. Stephanie Villafuerte said Monday that a "needless and extraneous political fight" has overshadowed an independent assessment of her qualifications. During Ritter's 2006 campaign, the... more »
James Jarman Investigative Reporter/Weekend Anchor
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