Rod Blagojevich: Timeline leading up to ex-governor's prison release

ByABC7 Eyewitness News Team Coverage WLS logo
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Releasing Rod Blagojevich: Chuck Goudie recounts former governor's commutation
ABC7's Chuck Goudie recounts what led up to sharing a plane ride with newly-released Rod Blagojevich.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- When Rod Blagojevich began making his way back to Chicago hours after his prison sentence was commuted, ABC7 I-Team investigator Chuck Goudie was seated right alongside the former governor.

From accusation to conviction, Goudie has reported on Blagojevich every step of the way. Here is a look back at our previous coverage on the Blagojevich case.

A full timeline of the Rod Blagojevich case, from indictment to conviction to commutation.

Illinois Ex-Gov.Rod Blagojevich released from prison hours after Donald Trump commutes prison sentence, returns to Chicago

Rod Blagojevich maintains his innocence, thanks President Trump for commutation

What Rod Blagojevich whispered in the silence of a plane ride from prison

Patti Blagojevich reunites with husband after prison release

VIDEO: Shirtless Rod Blagojevich works out in Colorado prison yard

Rod Blagojevich: Trump 'very strongly' considering commuting prison sentence

Rev. Jesse Jackson asks President Trump to pardon former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

In new book, former Blagojevich aide recalls 'bizarre' days working for disgraced governor

Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich writes op-ed calling for prison reform

Illinois Republicans urge Trump not to grant Blagojevich clemency

Rod Blagojevich attorneys file request to commute sentence

Former US attorney general voices support for Blagojevich

Patti Blagojevich hopeful after Trump says he may commute Rod Blagojevich's sentence

Rod Blagojevich: Donald Trump considers clemency for ex-IL gov; to pardon Dinesh D'Souza

Supreme Court denies request to hear Rod Blagojevich appeal

Supreme Court considers Blagojevich appeal

Blagojevich SCOTUS conference set for April

Government shreds Blagojevich appeal to Supreme Court

Current, former lawmakers urge Supreme Court to take up Blagojevich appeal

Blagojevich asks for mercy from Supreme Court

Ex-Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich gives 1st prison interview to Chicago Magazine

Blagojevich attorneys return to appeals court in effort to reduce sentence

Rod Blagojevich's daughter slams Obama for not commuting father's sentence

Report: Blagojevich asks for presidential commutation

Blagojevich wants a new trial or another resentencing hearing

Rod Blagojevich appealing his sentence

BGA: What happened to Blagojevich's inner circle?

Petition asks Obama to grant Rod Blagojevich clemency

Rod Blagojevich to serve original 14-year sentence

Blagojevich sings prison blues: Lawyers file for re-sentencing

Blagojevich rehearing denied by U.S. Supreme Court

Prosecutors ask for new Blagojevich sentencing date

Supreme Court rejects Rod Blagojevich appeal in corruption case

Supreme Court nears decision on Blagojevich appeal