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Blagojevich`s conviction delayed

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 10:57

Sentencing of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted for trying to auction US President Barack Obama’s Senate seat, has been put on hold.

Illinois` death row officially shuts down

Last Updated: Saturday, July 02, 2011, 11:14

Illinois` death row officially died when a state law abolishing the death penalty quietly took effect.

Corruption retrial of former Illinois Guv Blagojevich begins

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011, 13:56

The corruption retrial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who is accused of trying to sell US President Barack Obama`s vacated US Senate seat began here on Tuesday at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse.

Illinois governor signs death penalty ban

Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 12:48

Illinois will be 4th US state in past 2 years to dispense with death penalty.

Illinois court says Emanuel can stay on Chicago ballot

Last Updated: Friday, January 28, 2011, 15:47

Some residents of Chicago challenged ex-White House chief of staff residency.

Pat Quinn sworn in as Illinois governor

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 13:23

Democrat Pat Quinn takes the reins as budget deficit could hit $15 billion.

Tila Tequila attacked at Illinois concert

Last Updated: Sunday, August 15, 2010, 17:50

Tila claimed that she was victim of crowd violence at a concert in Illinois.

Sam Pitroda to get honorary doctorate from Illinois varsity

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 15:12

Telecom technoczar Sam Pitroda, who is also the advisor to Prime Minister on infrastructure and innovation, has been selected for honorary doctorate in Human Letters by the University of Illinois.

Ex-Illinois governor re-indicted on corruption charges

Last Updated: Friday, February 05, 2010, 11:53

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been charged in a fresh corruption indictment that contains racketeering and attempted extortion of the US Presidential chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

Illinois prison to house Gitmo detainees

Last Updated: Thursday, January 07, 2010, 12:39

A state panel on Wednesday voted in favour of closing the Thomson Correctional Centre, a maximum security US jail here and selling it to the federal government to house detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

Former Illinois governor to contest in reality show

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 05, 2010, 13:46

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who was removed from office last January on corruption charges, will participate along with 13 others in the new season of the reality show `Celebrity Apprentice`.

9/11 plotters may be transfered from Gitmo to Illinois prison

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 14:00

Plotters of the 9/11 attacks and USS Cole bombing suspects, currently in Guantanamo Bay prison, could be transfered to an Illinois jail under the Obama Administration`s plan to close the detention centre in Cuba.