None of the funds provided by this Act may be made available to the State of Illinois, or any agency of the State, unless (1) the use of such funds by the State is approved in legislation enacted by the State after the date of the enactment of this Act, or (2) Rod R. Blagojevich no longer holds the office of Governor of the State of Illinois.The preceding sentence shall not apply to any funds provided directly to a unit of local government (1) by a Federal department or agency, or (2) by an established formula from the State.
What is it about Gov. Blagojevich which leads other Democratic politicians to commit unconstitutional acts to punish him? Democrats may want to reconsider pushing Blagojevich too far away. A new round of subpoenas by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago issued the day before the Governor's arrest in early December included requests for records involving Obama media guru David Axelrod and close personal adviser Valerie Jarrett. Both are now top White House aides.