Articles by " Frank Jackson III"

The History of Memorial Day: Why we celebrate

May 27, 2011 by     Comments Off    Posted under: History, Memorial Day, Summer

Making sense of the Blagojevich retrial

May 20, 2011 by     Comments Off    Posted under: Politics (Non Front Menu), Rod Blagojevich, Urban Issues

The re-trial of Rod Blagojevich began Monday, with the prosecution leaving behind much of the fanfare found in the first trial that resulted in mistrials on 23 of the 24 counts against the former governor.

Blagojevich was tried for racketeering, among a host of other related charges, in 2009. There were many others who were also brought up on charges in the original trial, including some of Blagojevich’s advisors and his brother. This time around, however, the prosecution shed many of the original charges in an attempt to streamline its case, due to complaints from jurors that it was too confusing.

Blagojevich’s defense gears up to begin calling witnesses next week, and in order to parse out the details of the case and to see how it has changed from the first trial, we are providing the affidavits and several motions proposed by the defense for suppressions, and even an acquittal.

GDE Error: Unable to load profile settings
GDE Error: Unable to load profile settings
GDE Error: Unable to load profile settings
GDE Error: Unable to load profile settings
GDE Error: Unable to load profile settings
GDE Error: Unable to load profile settings

Go to these websites for more Blagojevich retrial coverage:

Chicago sports week: Bulls advance, Cubs can’t repeat

May 13, 2011 by     Comments Off    Posted under: Uncategorized