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Will Trump Free Blago?

The Blagojevich’s are “cautiously optimistic” about the possibility of Trump commuting the former governor’s sentence. Do Blago and Trump’s cases matter concerning our civil liberties being at stake? Rob Blagojevich joins Dan and Amy to discuss life since the trial and reaction from President Trump’s comments about his brother Rod’s sentence.

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Is Blago The Next Nelson Mandela?

“I used to be the Governor of the 5th largest state, my jurisdiction now is two hallways that I sweep and mop. I believe in clean government and clean floors.” Is this Blago's new campaign slogan for 2030? It won’t take long for Illinois voters to get the fish hooks right back in their mouths and try to forget everything Blago has ever done. Was this his audition for a POTUS pardon? Chicago Tribune Political Reporter, Jeff Coen joins Dan and Amy to discuss Blago’s latest stint in the limelight.

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Hold The Crocodile Tears For Blago

“The crimes he went to prison for are a fraction of the crimes he has committed.” Blago gives his first interview from the can at 10pm tonight. Is it likely to be a blockbuster or nothingburger? (Hint: the latter). How’s his hair? Do we find out how his Shakespeare classes are going? How did Jesse Jackson Jr., the buyer in this case, get out of this whole mess? What about the tapes between Blago and tiny dancer or Madigan? Dan and Kristin discuss the much anticipated first TV interview of convicted former Governor Rod Blagojevich, where he will most likely get asked no questions of importance. Can you tell we can barely contain our excitement?

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Getting The Facts On Soda Taxes

On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes talk to Tax Foundation expert Scott Drenkard about the failures of Philadelphia's sugary drinks tax, and how it serves as an example for Cook County. They also talk to a state legislative candidate trying to win in Chicago as a Republican, and they discuss the legislative turnover in the General Assembly for this upcoming election. Proft and Hughes also discuss questions surrounding Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker's links to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and how the Democratic race for governor is shaping up.








Judicial Watch FOIA Seeks FBI Interviews Of Obama, Emanuel Related To Blago Senate Seat Sale

Paul Orfanedes, Dir. of Litigation for Judicial Watch, joined Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson to discuss the new FOIA lawsuit that is seeking FBI reports of interviews of Pres. Obama, Valerie Jarrett and Rahm Emanuel about the criminal investigation of Former IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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An Exclusive Interview with Rob Blagojevich, Brother Of Convicted Felon & Fmr. IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich

On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft & Austin Berg, Writer, Illinois Policy Institute, discuss the new documentary about Mike Madigan and talk with one of the producers, Teryn Fogel. They also talk with Rob Blagojevich about his experience with Mike Madigan, and of course the infamous trial of his brother, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Finally, they discuss the legality of the CTU strike vote and the mess of election day voter registration in Illinois. 

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