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Court hears ex-Gov. Blagojevich's appeal of corruption conviction

Court hears ex-Gov. Blagojevich's appeal of corruption conviction

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A judge hearing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption conviction Friday asked if Dwight Eisenhower should have gone to prison as well.
Blagojevich sends wife anniversary e-mail

Blagojevich sends wife anniversary e-mail

CHICAGO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, serving 14 years in prison on corruption charges, sent an anniversary e-mail to his wife, her Facebook page indicated.
Patti Blagojevich seeks letters of support

Patti Blagojevich seeks letters of support

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The wife of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked his backers to write letters of support before Blagojevich is sentenced for his corruption conviction.
Blagojevich's Chicago home for sale

Blagojevich's Chicago home for sale

CHICAGO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The 13-room house that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich called home has officially hit the Chicago real estate market at an asking price of $1.07 million.

Jurors hear secret Blagojevich tape

CHICAGO, May 10 (UPI) -- Jurors in Rod Blagojevich's retrial Tuesday heard an FBI tape of him describing a U.S. Senate seat he allegedly tried to sell or trade as "expletive golden."
Witness: Blagojevich spent $200G on suits

Witness: Blagojevich spent $200G on suits

CHICAGO, July 2 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his wife, Patti, were addicted to high-end clothing, spending $400,000 in seven years, a witness testified.
Lawyers give openings in Blagojevich trial

Lawyers give openings in Blagojevich trial

CHICAGO, June 8 (UPI) -- Lawyers gave a Chicago jury opposite portraits as former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial opened, one side calling him corrupt, the other naive.

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Blagojevich's wife offered reality TV role

Blagojevich's wife offered reality TV role

CHICAGO, May 19 (UPI) -- The wife of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich may take part in a reality TV show to raise money to fight his corruption charges, a lawyer for the family said.
Blago's wife reconsidering reality show

Blago's wife reconsidering reality show

CHICAGO, May 15 (UPI) -- The wife of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is reconsidering being a contestant on an NBC reality show in June, her attorney says.
Lawyer: Blagojevich wife eyed for TV show

Lawyer: Blagojevich wife eyed for TV show

CHICAGO, April 25 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife, Patti, has been approached regarding a role in an upcoming NBC reality TV series, a lawyer says.
Grand jury probes ex-Ill. gov's wife

Grand jury probes ex-Ill. gov's wife

CHICAGO, March 31 (UPI) -- Federal grand jurors investigating former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich questioned witnesses about his wife's real estate transactions, defense sources said.
Former Ill. first lady is subpoenaed

Former Ill. first lady is subpoenaed

CHICAGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich has been served with a federal subpoena related to recent charges against her husband, her lawyer said.

Patti Blagojevich fired from charity job

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich has been fired from a $100,000-a-year job with a charity that helps Chicagoans emerge from poverty, the charity said.

Blagojevich's wife, brother retain counsel

CHICAGO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich and the governor's brother both retained counsel as the spotlight of a federal investigation turns on them.
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Patricia Mell "Patti" Blagojevich (born 9th April 1965 in Chicago, Illinois), née Mell, was the First Lady of Illinois from January 2003 to January 2009. Her husband is former Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, who was impeached and removed from office. She was a contestant on the NBC reality show I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here in June 2009. She placed 4th in the competition.

Blagojevich was born Patricia Mell, the daughter of Chicago alderman, Richard Mell. She earned her bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her sister, Deb Mell was elected to the Illinois State House of Representatives in 2008. She is friends with NBA champ John Salley.

A former First Lady of Illinois, Blagojevich supported the illiteracy eradication initiatives and the Illinois Pediatric Vision Initiative.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Patti Blagojevich."
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