Patrick Fitzgerald http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Departing US Atty. Fitzgerald says he's not 'wired' for elective office http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/departing-us-atty-fitzgerald-says-hes-not-wired-elective-office <p><em>Reporting from&nbsp;WBEZ&#39;s&nbsp;Robert&nbsp;Wildeboer&nbsp;used in this report.</em></p><p>U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says he will not run for elective office.&nbsp;That comes after the highly respected federal prosecutor <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-attorney-fitzgerald-prosecutor-blagojevich-ryan-step-down">announced yesterday</a> that he&#39;ll step down at the end of June.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 19:36:16 +0000 WBEZ & St. Louis Public Radio 3778 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Departing US Atty. Fitzgerald says he's not 'wired' for elective office US Attorney Fitzgerald, prosecutor of Blagojevich, Ryan to step down http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-attorney-fitzgerald-prosecutor-blagojevich-ryan-step-down <p><em>Some reporting also via Amanda Vinicky, Illinois Public Radio</em></p><p><strong>Updated 1:31 p.m.</strong> <em>with statement from current Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn.</em></p><p>The man whose prosecutions helped put two Illinois Governors (George Ryan and then Rod Blagojevich) in prison has announced he&#39;s stepping down.</p><p>U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald&#39;s office made the announcement today, effective June 30. &nbsp;He&#39;s been in the position since 2001.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 16:47:49 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Illinois Public Radio 3767 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org US Attorney Fitzgerald, prosecutor of Blagojevich, Ryan to step down Former Sen. gets credit for recent Ill. corruption prosecutions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-sen-gets-credit-recent-ill-corruption-prosecutions <p><em>Reporting by Illinois Public Radio&rsquo;s Sean Crawford used in this report. </em></p><p>Illinois has a reputation not only as a hotbed for public corruption, but also as a place where high ranking officials are prosecuted for misdeeds. Former U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald, who is known for his clashes with the GOP&rsquo;s old guard, is partly to thank for that.</p> Tue, 05 Jul 2011 12:32:21 +0000 Johanna Mayer & Illinois Public Radio 1565 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Sen. gets credit for recent Ill. corruption prosecutions