November 9, 2006
Re-elected Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, attended Lane Tech for 1-2 years.
Everybody knows that Rod Blagojevich won his reelection bid as Illinois governor over Republican candidate Judy Baar Topinka yesterday. What many do not realize is that Blagojevich attended Lane Tech for 1-2 year before graduating from Foreman High School. Rod's brother graduated from Lane Tech
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Rod Blagojevich Profile
Served as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney.
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives, 1992-96.
Member of the U.S. Congress, Illinois 5th district, 1997-2002.
Illinois Governor, 2002-2006.
Blagojevich was born and raised in Chicago's northwest side in a working-class family. His father was a former Chetnik who immigrated to the United States and found work as a steel plant laborer. Blagojevich spent much of his childhood working odd jobs to help the family survive. He was a shoe shiner and pizza delivery boy before working at a meat packing plant. In order to afford college, Blagojevich worked at the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System as a dishwasher.
When he was not at work, Blagojevich found time to become an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer. Upon graduating from Chicago's Foreman High School, he enrolled at Northwestern University in suburban Evanston where he obtained his bachelor's degree in 1979. He briefly left the state to attend Pepperdine University Law School where he obtained his doctorate of jurisprudence in 1983. Upon his return to Chicago, Blagojevich entered the legal profession in the public sector. He served as Cook County Assistant State's Attorney, prosecuting domestic abuse crimes and felony weapons cases.