Blago’s Chief of Staff John Harris Follows in Footsteps of Eugene Debs in Being Incarcerated at McHenry County Jail

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich’s Chief of Staff John Harris will serve his ten days behind bars at the McHenry County Jail. The Robinson Library has this about Eugene Debs’ time in Woodstock: “When Debs and other … Continue reading

Government Summarizes the Rod Blagojevich Indictment Update

Here is a summary of the changes in the government’s indictment changes in its case against impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich. They were presented to Judge James Zagel today. Discussion. At the status hearing held on December 16, 2009, the Court … Continue reading

Blagojevich’s Former Chief of Staff Pleads Guilty to Charges Concerning Appointment of or Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate Replacement; Blow by Blow Account

John Harris, former Governor Rod Blagojevich’s chief of staff, has plead guilty to “participating in a scheme to commit wire fraud, including through the deprivation of honest services.” Harris admits that “from approximately October 2008 to on or about December … Continue reading

Fitzgerald Asks for More Time to Indict Blagojevich

April 7, 2009. That’s the new Rod Blagojevich indictment deadline being sought by Chicago’s United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Too many tapped thousands of telephone calls to analyze. Too many new witnesses to interview. Too many potential defendants. Grand juries … Continue reading

Fitzgerald Asks for More Time to Indict Blagojevich

April 7, 2009. That’s the new Rod Blagojevich indictment deadline being sought by Chicago’s United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Too many tapped thousands of telephone calls to analyze. Too many new witnesses to interview. Too many potential defendants. Grand juries … Continue reading

The Charges Against Rod Blagojevich: I’m For Sale

What follows is the press release from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald about the arrest of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris. The Chicago Tribune became part of the story when the Governor tried to tie … Continue reading