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An appeals court is considering whether imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich should get a third sentencing hearing.

Blagojevich's attorneys argued Tuesday before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago that the Democrat's good behavior since entering prison in 2012 justifies a reduced sentence.

Prosecutor Debra Bonamici responded that Blagojevich deserves his 14-year sentence, especially because he has never admitted he committed serious crimes.

Concealed Carry Ruling Won't Be Reconsidered

Feb 22, 2013

A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider a rulingĀ  that says Illinois' concealed carry ban is unconstitutional.