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Trump commutes former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich’s sentence

In this March 14, 2012, file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks to the media outside his home in Chicago as his wife, Patti, wipes away tears a day before reporting to prison after his conviction on corruption charges. President Donald Trump is expected to commute the 14-year prison sentence of Blagojevich. The 63-year-old Democrat is expected to walk out of prison later Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

Associated Press

February 18, 2020

President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the 14-year prison sentence handed out to Rod Blagojevich for political corruption, saying the former Illinois governor was a victim of the same prosecutorial overreach that Trump claims targeted him and clearing the way for Blagojevich's release after more...

End of the decade: a decade in the White House

End of the decade: a decade in the White House

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

January 12, 2020

As we say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020, we reflect on everything that’s happened within the last 10 years. An entire decade has gone by in the blink of an eye. Makes you feel old, doesn’t it? Our world, specifically our country is full of history. Throughout the decade, two of the most def...

Jackson Park receives presidential library

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side to build President Obama's presidential library near the University of Chicago, where Obama once taught constitutional law.  (Paul Beaty | AP)

Associated Press

July 30, 2016

The Obama Foundation formally announced Friday that Chicago's Jackson Park will be home to Barack Obama's presidential library. "Michelle and I are thrilled that the Obama Presidential Center will be developed in the heart of Chicago's South Side, a community we call home and that means the w...

AP: Obama announces re-establishment of relations with Cuba

President Barack speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, Pool)

The Associated Press

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift that aims to bring an end to a h...

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