He also is accused of "threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of the Chicago Cubs' baseball home Wrigley Field "to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical" of him".
Amazing, isn't it? The people we continue to elect are corrupt just like the ones we vote out. Now the state is seeking to impeach the Democratic Governor before the Governor can select who will feel the seat. Illinois law allows the Governor to appoint someone to the seat, no matter if he is in jail, and the Dems fear losing the Governorship in 2010 because of this latest scandal.
Those of us that have lived in Chicago or in its shadow understand this is just another part of the Chicago Godfather Saga. Don't be surprised when Blagojevich is pardoned by Barack Obama in a few years. If that happens, I will lose all remaining respect for the President.