SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Rod Blagojevich’s pre-prison statement

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012

* You can watch the former governor by clicking here.

* He still can’t admit that he did wrong. He still says he believes he “always” did right by the people. Such bunk.

* This is turning into yet another campaign speech. He’s talking about all of his alleged accomplishments in office. All Kids, free rides for seniors, no income tax increase.

* I can’t help but wonder if those people chanting “Free our governor!” were paid to be there.

* Dismisses his crimes as mere “political horse trading.”

* “I’ve been putting off the thought of what that’s going to be like,” he said about his future prison life. Typical Blagojevichian denial.

* OK, that was weird. Somebody tried to drape Rod and Patti in an American flag. “Please take that thing off,” Patti said.

* It’s very difficult to admit this because I don’t consider myself a hard, or unfeeling man. But I found myself actually sneering while Blagojevich’s voice started to crack as he talked about his family.

* “The truth ultimately will prevail,” he said, saying he was confident in his appeals. He was also confident he would be exonerated.

* OK, that’s all I can take. If you want to watch the follow-up interviews, feel free to comment about them below. My stomach turned and I need to walk away from this for the rest of the night.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - hisgirlfriday - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:06 pm:

    Who are these people chanting and cheering on Blago?

  2. - hisgirlfriday - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:09 pm:

    He admits he could have governed with more humility. Well that’s more contrition than I was expecting even if the rest of this is back-patting himself for always working for “the people.”

  3. - How Ironic - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:09 pm:

    Barf. Can’t wait until he’s gone.

  4. - Ann - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:09 pm:

    Just wanted to help ordinary people. Never thought about anyone but what was best for the people of this state. I got bruised and bloodied for what I did for people. And I never raised the income tax.

    It’s the same old same old. No surprise. But sure isn’t giving me any second thoughts about his guilt or the justness of his sentence.

  5. - JL - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:09 pm:


  6. - Responsa - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:10 pm:

    I had to turn off the TV. I couldn’t stand to listen to what he was saying.

  7. - Regular Reader - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:10 pm:

    You’d think he’s running for reelection.

    So defiant. What on earth will humble this man?

  8. - Reality Check - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:10 pm:

    Could we arrange for everyone chanting “Free Our Governor” to be shipped off to Littleton, too?

  9. - hisgirlfriday - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:10 pm:

    “It is the law and we follow the law and I will begin doing that tomorrow.”

  10. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:12 pm:

    I have typed about 3 different things to say about this, but the more I listened, the more it became quite clear.

    No snark, no anger, no frustration …

    I think Rod is ill. I hope he gets the help he needs.

  11. - Pat Collins - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:14 pm:

    what will humble this man?


  12. - Edison Parker - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:15 pm:

    “Who are these people chanting and cheering on Blago?”

    Odds are they are people hired by the publicist. I really hope that’s true otherwise my already low view of humanity dimmed a bit further.

  13. - Ivory-billed Woodpecker - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:16 pm:

    Bizarre beyond words.

  14. - Illinois citizen - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:18 pm:

    Oswego Willy, I agree.

    Does the O.J. type chase through Chicago begin now? God, I hope not. But with this guy, you just expect it somehow.

  15. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:19 pm:

    Chuck Goudie is almost as insufferable as Blagojevich. Seriously, I don’t know which one is the bigger doofus today.

  16. - And I Approved This Message - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:22 pm:

    He has a few hours of freedom left and he choses to spend this precious time on one last self- agrandizing cluster **** while his kids sit inside wishing they could be with their Dad. I didn’t think it was possible to dislike him more but he just took care of that.

  17. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:24 pm:

    Apparently, he forget that there were tapes and they were quite revealing as to the pursuit of his selfish interests and what he really thought of the people.

  18. - hisgirlfriday - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:25 pm:

    Is Goudie the one who was asking Rod what it is he has to be proud of (inviting another recitation of the stump speech he just gave) and then asked Patti if she was going to wait for Rod?

  19. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:27 pm:

    Kudos to WCIA for cutting him off after 2 minutes and going back to their live remote fundraiser for the Harrisburg folks. A higher calling and saved AA from hurling.

  20. - Illinois citizen - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:31 pm:

    And now he’s signing autographs? Really? He is going to miss 10 or 20 minutes in his own house with his kids to sign scrap paper?

  21. - Kasich Walker, Jr. - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:31 pm:

    This isn’t about our former governor.

    It’s about the desire so many acting as if one individual making sound bite campaign pledges can solve complicated problems.

  22. - hisgirlfriday - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:32 pm:

    Go inside and be with your kids and quit signing autographs, jerk!

  23. - Cindy Lou - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:34 pm:

    The man should have just silently went away. As thrilled as I was (and am) the man was removed from office and also finally found guilty of his crimes…I can’t help but feel a bit of sadness of the sight of this unstable man rattling on and on in all his delusional glory. Bye, Rod. Now just go.

  24. - Kasich Walker, Jr. - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:34 pm:

    I’ll try that again:

    This isn’t about our former governor.

    It’s about too many acting as if one individual making sound bite campaign pledges can solve complicated problems.

  25. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:35 pm:

    It’s a human tragedy as Nixon’s fall was. He might “get it” during the next 14 years. I feel for his young children who will grow up without their father. He didn’t think of them, or any one else, did he?

    I had thought earlier today that Miller’s “Goodbye and Good Riddance” post was going to be about Blago!

  26. - Anonymour - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:44 pm:

    Milorad Blagojevich Will You Please Go Now!

  27. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:45 pm:

    I’ve never seen anything so bizarre in my life, and it’s still going on. He can’t walk away from his adoring fans. Un-flippin’-real.

  28. - JustaJoe - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:54 pm:

    Hey Blago, the truth ultimately did prevail.
    But don’t worry, the damage of your legacy lives on, “as usual”.

  29. - Siriusly - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:54 pm:

    I can’t believe Sal and Richard weren’t there.

  30. - Baines 4 Prez - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 4:55 pm:

    Well I’m certainly not surprised in the least, and nobody else here should be either. When you’re on a denial trip like he is, you take things all the way.

    Good riddance. It is a shame for those kids, but they have had plenty of time to figure this out, let alone that Blago is the only person who pushed it to this point. I’m sure he could have done far less time if he would have just pled guilty/cooperated.

  31. - mokenavince - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 5:10 pm:

    How many governors have refused to move in their
    Springfield home?How many thought it was alright
    to comute by airoplane?The guy was a dog from the get-go,and we elected him twice,good riddance.
    Quinn maybe a lot of things,but he could never be as bad as Blago. Blago Congressman and Governor from Illinois how sad.

  32. - springpatch - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 5:15 pm:

    I am happy His kids will finally get away from their mentally ill, self absorbed and admittedly alcoholic father. This will be that start of recovery to a more normal life. The kids to start healing, growing and softening their souls. This is a good time for them, although painful for now. Think of the warped beasts they may have grown up as with Blago as a role model as they become young adults. The kids will get older and read how crazy their father was then learn to find better role models.

    I have no sympathy for Patti, she is a fowl mouthed criminal lucky to not have been brought to justice herself. Hopefully she is more sane than Blago and can change for the better for her girls. At least Patti seems to have some grasp of reality and has shown a sense of feeling, unlike Rod.

    Tomorrow finally will start the slap in the face Rod deserves. I hope his kids learn he is getting what he deserves, so they grow up with a proper sense of right an d wrong.

  33. - springpatch - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 5:20 pm:

    I meant to say Patti is “foul-mouthed” not fowl.

  34. - RailGuy - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 5:22 pm:

    I doubt Quinn does it much differently when he finally gets pinched.

  35. - demgov - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 5:24 pm:

    He’s just a sociopath. good riddance

  36. - doug dobmeyer - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 5:52 pm:

    Think of the therapy bills for his kids…what a twit

  37. - Boone Logan Square - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 6:06 pm:

    If he’s running for Prison Library Assistant, this isn’t going to help the campaign.

  38. - Publius - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 6:41 pm:

    The majority of voters in illinois share some of the guilt here. First time, understandale, but the re-election?….unforgivable. While he is locked up, let’s hope the electorate learns to make better choices.

  39. - Publius - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 7:00 pm:

    I had to turn it off right away as it drove me insane. He’s delusional as always. Also who took my name I’ve been using for years?

  40. - The REAL Anonymous fka Anonymous - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 7:20 pm:

    =Also who took my name I’ve been using for years?=

    Welcome to the ranks of “The REAL,” Publius. Consider it an honor that someone would want to steal your on-line CapFax identity…”

  41. - wishbone - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 7:22 pm:

    “What on earth will humble this man?”

    The next fourteen years.

  42. - Macoupin Observer - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 7:26 pm:

    Almost as disgusting is the WLS commentary afterward with Sam Adams Jr. Blago ruined a lot of lives during his reign of terror. A year for each person would have him behind bars for two lifetimes. Justice does prevail Rod. Good riddance!

  43. - Hotel Ibiza - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 7:28 pm:

    Rod’s already leading the polls at Englewood to be the new “King Rat”.

  44. - Quizzical - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 7:30 pm:

    I’d like to share my special rewrite of the Ice-T classic tribute to gangster life:

    Six In the Morning (Rod Blagojevich Redux) Apologies to ICE-T

    6’n the morning, the g at my door
    So I jogged and did pushups on the bedroom floor
    Into the Yukon, I just couldn’t escape
    Couldn’t duck in the gangway and slip out the gate,

    Man with no judgment, but cocky with glee
    And the streets to a jogger was the place to be
    Had a comb in my pocket worth 50 grand
    Hair on my head tons of hairspray close at hand

    I was a self-made monster of the political beat
    Remotely controlled by diabolical cheats
    But just groomin’ my hair was a serious task
    JJ Junior knew what I wanted
    Shouldn’ta took time to ask


    Heard the House was coolin’ on my bad way of performin’
    Cold bugged em out, talked on tv shows until they begged no more
    Kicked around on Leno the night before
    Jogged for the cameras and that newsgirl Jill
    Vile innuendo and crap till it made you ill,
    I’ve started acting stupid simply would not quit
    Called Lisa the C-Word, said she’s not worth bleep

    Threw action at lawyers till they’d had their fill
    I kept acting stupid, so that Genson guy quit
    Said I shouldn’t say nothin not self-riteous bleep
    As the Senate got mean, I went to crazy speak
    So they kicked my ass out of the Governor seat
    But just grooming my hair is a serious task,
    Quinn hasn’t known what hit him, didn’t have time to ask


    Continued jogging streets with a gait that was weirder
    Than if circled my feet and pulled in my posterior
    Talked so much my tongue got raw
    Bust left turn on to Washtenaw

    Levine was a flipper who was a freak as well
    Threw big drug orgies at the purple hotel

    Looked at his plea deal and what did I see
    Bleepin’ Fitzgerald angry on TV
    Feds went to far, it’s a trap they’ve laid
    It was all nothin’ more than a few deals I’ve made

    Patty got pouty, but she wouldn’t talk
    Why isn’t she on her own perp walk?
    On the Apprentice please don’t ask why
    I didn’t sway Donald, but I looked him in the eye

    Just Grooming my hair is a serious task
    Donald might have been jealous
    Didn’t have time to ask

    Back on the scene when I’m seventy two
    I’ll hit on young women like I used to do
    My own big hair will get me back on the track
    But I won’t be acting like some ex-con hack

    Sam A is a giant, his son’s worth the dough,
    Sorovsky is slick, but those Feds can put on a show
    When the trial got a rollin’ my locks were my thing
    Words had no meaning, but Elvis is king,

    I got up there slowly and spoke with a grin,
    That says you, me, jury, we’re just like kin,
    It’s not really bad if the Gov asks for some cash,
    They weren’t buyin it, wouldn’t take time to ask


    I’ll leave my kids with no money, just fancy clothes
    Mell will be payin’ tuition, so I suppose
    My hair will be long my whole twelve-year stay
    And when I’m out I’ll be handsome so Patty will say

    Grow old in the joint with my pride and my heart
    I didn’t want no trouble but the bleep has to start
    Running anew with a convict crowd
    My Governor’s past will make me proud

    12 Years in, but I’ll still have pride
    All sympathies I will have on my side
    A sixth of my life has to pass just for talking much trash
    Voters didn’t know who I am, shoulda taken the time to ask


  45. - Steve Downstate - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 7:55 pm:

    I’m sorry for his kids. They don’t deserve any of this; they didn’t bring it on. But I can’t begin to feel any sympathy for Rod. Forget the attempted sale of the senate seat, forget every other corrupt thing he did or conspired to do. Simply remember that this is the man who withheld a multi-million REIMBURSEMENT check for a children’s hospital so that he could shake down its CEO for a $50,000 campaign contribution. Think about the children and the families who needed treatment and how his actions potentially could have impacted their lives. No sympathy at all for Rod. But yes, I do feel bad for his kids. Truly a sad time for them.

  46. - Cal Skinner - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 8:20 pm:

    He fought the law and the law won.

  47. - Just Me - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 8:22 pm:

    We should make very voter watch this press conference from beginning to end to make sure they realize the impact that their ignorance has when they vote for candidates simply because they had the best television commercials.


  48. - Coach - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 8:27 pm:

    Rod and Patti wrapped in an American flag! Amazing.

  49. - Todd - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 8:31 pm:

    He acted as if he was still on the campaign stump.

    He was Blago till the end. . .

  50. - Hawkeye - Wednesday, Mar 14, 12 @ 8:32 pm:

    Time wounds all heels.

  51. - bored now - Thursday, Mar 15, 12 @ 3:10 am:

    i think it’s a very good thing that at least one example of corruption in illinois makes us sick. it’s a small step forward…

  52. - Aldyth - Thursday, Mar 15, 12 @ 6:15 am:

    Narcissistic personality disorder.

    Blago has long since rewritten history in his head so that he is a misunderstood hero. And, he really believes it is true.

  53. - Tommydanger - Thursday, Mar 15, 12 @ 6:44 am:

    The man is completely and utterly devoid of all humility and shame.

  54. - Shore - Thursday, Mar 15, 12 @ 7:03 am:

    Only 4,380 days until blago is a free man again!
    Will he get capitol fax in jail?

  55. - CircularFiringSquad - Thursday, Mar 15, 12 @ 7:26 am:

    One More TIme for those of who either forgot or never wanted to believe

    Profile of the Sociopath
    This website summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.

    Glibness and Superficial Charm

    Manipulative and Conning
    They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

    Grandiose Sense of Self
    Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”

    Pathological Lying
    Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

    Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
    A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

    Shallow Emotions
    When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.

    Incapacity for Love

    Need for Stimulation
    Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.

    Callousness/Lack of Empathy
    Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.

    Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
    Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.

    Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
    Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet “gets by” by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.

    Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

    Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
    Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.

    Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
    Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.

    Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
    Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.

  56. - He Makes Ryan Look Like a Saint - Thursday, Mar 15, 12 @ 7:27 am:

    If he is not careful the Feds may put him in a harder prison. I couldn’t watch, I hate the man he fired many good people I know and I hope he rots in jail. As for Patti, if it wasn’t for the kids she would be gone too.
    Hopefully we don’t hear his name again.

  57. - langhorne - Thursday, Mar 15, 12 @ 7:40 am:

    his accomplices include the legislature and the voters, but at least he, and a few of his cronies, are getting their jail time. it will probably take the state his entire prison term to recover from the damage he caused.

    i thought he had taken a couple steps toward sanity with his remarks at the sentencing. but this was vintage blago, retreating into his delusions.

    where is geraldo? i wanted an objective view of things.

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Happy Thanksgiving!
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Five unanswered questions
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Question of the day
* Caption contest!
* Crossing the line
* Moody's warns Illinois
* The Credit Union Difference
* *** UPDATED x1 - Franks responds *** Uh-oh
* Then and now
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Visit our advertisers...







Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

* [Deal] Nest Thermostat + Nest Protect bundle, Nest Cam get big discounts
* Uncertainty comes to Samsung Galaxy A5 rumors as sources clash over specs
* Japanese anime Bleach is getting an Android game called Brave Souls
* “Futurama: Game of Drones” is a Matt Groening mobile game revival
* Latest Windows device stats show W10M picking up steam ahead of broad debut
* “Capicola” health tracker pictures released on FCC
* The Many Ways Of WeChat: How Messaging Is Eating The World

* Scouting profile: Adam Engel
* Alex Avila will try to shed limitations with White Sox
* White Sox program provides kids real chance
* Johnson solid candidate for White Sox rotation
* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal
* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal
* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal


Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0


* Rauner faces challenges in move to block Syrian.....
* Governor Rauner faces challenge to block Syrian.....
* Rauner faces challenges in move to block Syrian.....
* Rauner faces challenges in move to block Syrian.....

* EXCHANGE: Augustana digitizing Hauberg glass plate images
* Rauner faces challenges in move to block Syrian refugees
* Illinois high court takes Moline company's tax break appeal
* Boone County jail inmate charged with attacking guard
* Chicago schools prepare lesson plan on teen's shooting
* Chicago Public Schools reverses special education cuts
* Former Chicago Transit workers sentenced in fraud scheme
* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attack
* Springfield police chief bemoans body-cam 'burden'
* Illinois makes tax break deals with 3 companies

* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attack
* Springfield jobless rate falls again, to 5.1 percent
* Springfield police chief sees problems with body cam law
* Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money
* Number of Illinois inmates released on parole climbing
* Bryce Benton circulating petitions to challenge Sen. Sam McCann in GOP primary
* Executive Mansion roof repairs nearing completion
* Candidates begin filing petitions for March primary election
* Benton circulating petitions to challenge McCann in GOP primary
* Rauner administration says House Democrats holding local aid hostage

* Review: Sociale in the South Loop
* Her Barbie was a lawyer. Now she defends victims' rights
* Meet the guy making money off your food scraps
* Anger, pain and calls for change in response to police video
* United, Delta bet on long oil slump

* Rauner faces challenges in move to block Syrian refugees
* Brown: Simeon basketball players bring their A-game to court
* 16 reasons every Blackhawks fan should be thankful on Thanksgiving
* Blackhawks cool off Sharks; Kane extends point streak to 17
* Four more Laquan McDonald police dashcam videos released
* President Obama: ‘Disturbed’ by Laquan video, grateful for ‘peaceful’ protests
* Black leaders call for Supt. McCarthy to resign
* Viktor Tikhonov embraces off-ice role as Artemi Panarin’s guide
* Ex-Hawks winger Ben Smith working his way back from a concussion
* FOP posts notice on raising bail for officer charged with murder

* Person shot in West Ridge neighborhood
* Laquan McDonald shooting protest groups plan Friday march
* Charges: Former Illinois man abducted, assaulted teen; kept him shackled
* Fast fashion shopping: It's cute, it's cheap, but should you really buy it?
* Four new Laquan McDonald shooting videos raise more questions
* Overnight Log: Second night of Loop protests as they unfolded
* Teen dead, 4 other people wounded in city shootings
* 4 arrested in protest after McDonald video released
* Indiana's proposed new religious freedom plan draws ire
* Gov. Rauner grants clemency to 10, denies 200

* Eugene Robinson: The GOP's political correctness dodge
* Douglas Holt: Woman's protest of Trump was misguided, inappropriate
* George Will: Muzzling pet advice another case of free speech erosion
* Bernard Schoenburg: Josh Langfelder took father's advice on election petition signatures
* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attack
* Springfield jobless rate falls again, to 5.1 percent
* Michael Gerson: The Trump effect, still 'understated'
* Catherine Rampell: For millennials, first comes love — then what?
* Springfield police chief sees problems with body cam law
* Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money

* 48th Annual Turkey Trot
* Podcast: Champaign County States Attorney Julia Rietz 11-26-15
* Wednesday's highlights: Nottingham, Chargers get first win
* Clubs listings, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2015
* Area update: Soup kitchen needs help with backpack giveaway
* Frank's Faves: Giving thanks
* Golf links swap hits roadblock
* Chuck Koplinski: Beautiful 'Brooklyn' a love story for the ages
* Update on candidate filings in Vermilion County for 2016
* 80th N-G All-State Football: POY Josh King

* The Civil War features Ducks on the rise, down Beavers
* Bills' Mario Williams likely to miss game against Chiefs
* Tight end now one of Broncos' many strengths
* Arlington Heights hosts homestyle Thanksgiving for Naval recruits
* The Latest: Putin: Syrian people must decide Assad's fate

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Nebraska ethanol producers name former Dur......

* Opinion: Sen. Kirk must stand with crimina......

* Chicago Teachers Union. “If we strike, we do so to protect our children,” says Karen Jennings Lewis.
* Resign.
* Don't Let The Turkeys Get You Down
* “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective
* IDOT Debuts Winter Weather Driving Tips Video
* Pot Dangerous? Mother's Testimony Says Yes [video]
* Happy Thanksgiving
* It seems like it’s everywhere, that video of the final moments of Laquan’s life
* Laquan McDonald.
* Sixteen shots. The story that broke the silence.

* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

    Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller