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Blagojevich corruption trial observers try to guess what jury notes mean for outcome

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

CHICAGO –  Trying to decide whether notes from jurors deliberating at the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich are good for the defense or the prosecution has become a kind of parlor game for anyone closely scrutinizing the proceedings. Much of it’s guesswork, but many seem to believe the latest note — asking
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Jurors who convicted another former Illinois governor know what Blagojevich jury is facing

Aug 8th, 2010 | By usnews

CHICAGO They wanted a law book to help them understand the jury instructions, and wondered why the judge wouldn’t give it to them. Bunched together, with the restroom so close, they got to know each other intimately. And the nonsmokers groused when the others were allowed a cigarette break. As jurors in ousted Illinois Gov.
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Aspirations of US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in limbo after allegations in Blagojevich trial

Aug 5th, 2010 | By usnews

CHICAGO Jesse Jackson Jr. once possessed the makings of a political star. Son of a civil rights leader and a Democratic congressman with a strong base of support on Chicago’s South Side, he set his sights on becoming the city’s mayor, or a senator from Illinois. Those dreams of higher political office have been dimmed
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