This photo is so Chicago it hurts. We have a corrupt politician freed early from prison, 700 microphones with the different Chicago news stations on them, a green porch railing (had the same one growing up), and who else but Ronnie Woo Woo looming in the background.
In case you didn’t know, the white-haired guy in the middle is Rod Blagojevich, ex-governer of Illinois and, yup you guessed it, he’s corrupt. Blagojevich was impeached and arrested in 2009 for “Conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud”. I was only 9 at the time of his arrest so I don’t actually remember that much of how it all went down.
I do remember that when my mom said the governor was arrested for stealing money from people I thought he robbed a bank. Like I pictured him pulling a painting off the wall and opening a vault that was hidden behind it. I wasn’t a very worldly aware 9-year-old.
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