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Illinois Supreme Court Disbars Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home in 2012. On Tuesday, Trump commuted the 14-year sentence of Blagojevich, who has been serving a prison term after being convicted of corruption charges.

CHICAGO — Disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been officially disbarred.

The Illinois Supreme Court announced on Monday that it revoked Blagojevich’s law license.

The announcement was not a surprise, as Blagojevich didn’t even attend a March hearing in which the matter was discussed and indicated afterward that he had no intention of practicing law again.

Blagojevich was released from a federal prison in Colorado in February after his 14-year sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump.

He recently signed on to host a podcast in Chicago called “The Lightning Rod.”

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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