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Memorial services will be held Friday for Christopher and John Ruckman. The young brothers were shot to death in their Rockford-area home last week.

Their father, Rock Valley College Prof. P.S. Ruckman, also was found dead in the home they shared in unincorporated Winnebago County. Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says they each died from a single gunshot to the head, and the father’s wound appeared to be self-inflicted.  

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Former governor Rod Blagojevich made his last public speech Wednesday before heading off to federal prison. He may want to change his tune if he’s looking to get out of prison before his 14 year sentence is completed. That’s according to P.S.  Ruckman, a Rock Valley College political science professor and expert on presidential pardons.

Rod Blagojevich's prison sentence is 14 years.  His best chance of getting out early is a petition of clemency to the White House.