Nostalgia may be all that Rod Blagojevich is good for at this point. Has anyone ever felt more like yesterday's man? The trial was fun but summer's over, and the next time he's in the dock — possibly pleading poverty and represented by a couple of 26-year-old public defenders — the news media and Chicago will wish he were anywhere else. Chicago newsgatherers already have new fish to fry — Chicago's got to pick a new mayor!
But if there's nothing more to say about BlagoJustice than the war stories, a good place to hear them is at "Bleeping Golden: Insiders' Stories of Covering the Blago Trial." The Chicago Headline Club and the Association of Women Journalists are cosponsoring this event, which the public is invited to attend. It's being held Thursday, September 9, from 6 to 8 PM in the Film Row Cinema of Columbia College — 1104 S. Wabash on the eighth floor.
The panelists covered the trial for the Tribune, Sun-Times, Time, NPR, the Beachwood Reporter, and other media. There's no cost for students, CHC and AWJ members, and anyone who works for Columbia College. Otherwise, it's $25 at the door. Proceeds go to two righteous causes — AWJ's education programs and CHC's fund for journalists who need work.