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Report: Trump surveyed donors on freeing Blagojevich

Oct. 31, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has again broached the idea of freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from a Colorado federal prison, where he is in his seventh year of a 14-year prison term for political corruption. Trump asked for a show of...

Illinois House launches probe that could lead to expulsion

Oct. 29, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Leaders of the Illinois House launched an investigation Tuesday into a Democratic lawmaker who refused to resign despite a bribery charge, a move that could lead to his expulsion. House Speaker Michael Madigan filed paperwork to create a committee to investigate fellow Chicago Rep....