Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:15 am
Details of Blagojevich’s impeachment
In 2008 the FBI arrested Rod Blagojevich, the then-governor of Illinois, and charged him with trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder. In A Just Cause: The Impeachment and Removal of Governor Rod Blagojevich, author Bernard Sieracki provides a detailed outline of post-arrest actions taken by Illinois legislators and staff to build the case that Blagojevich should be removed from office immediately. Their actions were successful, and Blagojevich was impeached and removed from office on Jan. 29, 2009. Join Sieracki on Jan. 21 for a book signing at 6 p.m., followed by a speech at 6:30 p.m. in Union Theatre, where House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Westchester, and Senator Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, will participate in a panel discussion. For more information and reservations, visit http://presidentlincoln.illinois.gov.
Author Bernard Sieracki
Thursday, Jan. 21, 6pm
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth St.