Report: Possible connection to Rezko investigated

October 4, 2008 5:04:22 PM PDT
Federal authorities reportedly are investigating whether convicted fundraiser Tony Rezko paid for the rehab of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Northwest Side home.The Chicago Sun-Times reports the corruption probe of the state's first family is accelerating. The newspaper says federal investigators are looking into how Rezko billed the governor and his wife for the work, which was done by a company once owned by Rezko.

A spokesman for the governor released a statement to ABC7 Chicago Saturday, saying the Blagojevich family paid for the renovation through their personal checking account.