A three-year political and legal circus is finally over in Illinois as impeached and convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on multiple counts of corruption – most notably his attempt to award a U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder.  Was the sentence much of a surprise?  Why did prosecutors get a conviction this time?  Has this saga kept a cloud over Springfield for the past three years?  And are we done with the federal prosecutions in this case?  We discuss it all with Bernard Schoenburg of the State Journal-Review newspaper in Springfield.

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