governor http://northernpublicradio.org en Governor Quinn Picks Former Chicago Schools Chief As Running Mate http://northernpublicradio.org/post/governor-quinn-picks-former-chicago-schools-chief-running-mate <p>Former Chicago schools CEO Paul Vallas is Governor Pat Quinn's choice for Lieutenant Governor.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:08:13 +0000 Susan Stephens 38795 at http://northernpublicradio.org Governor Quinn Picks Former Chicago Schools Chief As Running Mate Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 years http://northernpublicradio.org/post/blagojevich-sentenced-14-years <p>Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and a fine of $20,000.</p><p>Blagojevich spent about twenty minutes on the stand this morning during his sentencing, making his case for leniency from Judge James Zagel. He apologized to his family and the people of Illinois, although he said he had no intention of breaking the law.</p><p>Prosecutors sought a sentence of 15 to 20 years for Blagojevich.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 18:35:12 +0000 Mike Moen 3441 at http://northernpublicradio.org