Patch Poll: Should Blagojevich's Law License Be Suspended?

Disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich awaits sentencing after being found guilty of three crimes, and his lawyers fight against the suspension of his law license.

As if former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich does not have enough problems, the state's Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission wants to suspend the impeached governor's law license.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Blagojevich’s legal team has until Tuesday to tell justices why the felon should not have his law license suspended after a jury this year convicted him of trying to sell the state’s U.S. Senate seat and extorting a hospital official for campaign contributions and another jury last year found him guilty of lying to the FBI.

Suspension of a law license often leads to disbarment.

Last week's poll

A whopping 93 percent of Patch readers who responded to answered no to the question: Should Chicago levy a tax on suburbanites who work in the city?

Only 7 percent said yes.

One reader, Dick, posted a comment: "The last thing Chicago wants to do is encourage telecommuting. They want people downtown spending money in stores and restaurants, which generates sales tax."

Maria commented: "How about the suburbs propose the opposite tax? Tax all Chicago residents that work in the suburbs. There are a lot of reverse commuters."

Jim has a solution. "The suburbs can just ask for identification at all retail stores and if you have a Chicago address, a 2% purchase tax will be added and you will be charged $59.99 to get out of the burbs and how about a charge of $39.99 for the use of the sidewalks in the burbs. Stupid, stupid, stupid."

Deke December 17, 2011 at 11:03 PM
Walsh is not a lawyer.
J Steen December 17, 2011 at 11:22 PM
He's not much of a MAN or, surely, a REPRESENTATIVE, either. Matter of fact - I can't think of ANY RepubliKlan party legislator worth keeping after the 2012 Democratic Party MANDATE ELECTION throws them ALL into the ash heap, along with Ronald "Great Bed Wetter" Reagan and Dennis "Foley Page Scandal" Hastert.
Larry Ferrari December 17, 2011 at 11:29 PM
He has no conscience, no morals and no dignity...He should be in jail locked up right now...
Floyd December 18, 2011 at 03:07 AM
I am so glad that we have the fine folks like Governor Quinn, Mikey Madigan, and his sweet daughter Lisa looking out for us. Maybe we can invite John "I don't know where the money went" Corzine to become a representative for the state of Illinois.
Sandy Kaczmarski December 18, 2011 at 03:57 AM
I think any public servant who has forgotten they are a public servant gets what they deserve. Forfeit pension, law license. That's the price for dishonesty and fleecing the people you were supposed to be representing. Sorry, Blago. Maybe he can become an Elvis impersonator.


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