State Week: Blagojevich Speaks; (Lisa) Madigan & Currie Leaving
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich gave his first interviews since reporting to a federal prison more than five years ago. We consider his long silence and ongoing legacy in Illinois government.
BLAGO: His Life in Prison. The former governor tells us, in startling detail, about life on the inside. Read now: https://t.co/ih3q7KSVk9 pic.twitter.com/1Vpr6InWCn— Chicago magazine (@ChicagoMag) September 12, 2017
NBC 5 Exclusive: Blagojevich breaks silence from prison https://t.co/lDLp4mtkUq pic.twitter.com/wvBmsjF1td— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) September 12, 2017
Meanwhile, the list of politicians leaving government continues to grow, with Attorney General Lisa Madigan and House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie saying they won't seek reelection. And Gov. Bruce Rauner reorganizes his top staff — again.
Sean Crawford hosts with regular panelists Charlie Wheeler and Brian Mackey, and guest Doug Finke of GateHouse Media and The State Journal-Register.