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Patti Blagojevich Attends Husband’s Appeal Hearing


The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has said she hopes her husband will win his freedom and that he could return home to rejoin her and their two school-aged daughters.

Patti Blagojevich spoke Friday to reporters after attending a Chicago hearing to hear oral arguments in her husband's appeal of his corruption conviction.
Convicts typically aren't permitted to attend such hearings and the two-term governor wasn't present. He remains in a Colorado prison serving a 14-year sentence. He turned 57 on Dec. 10.
Patti Blagojevich says the family has "missed so many birthdays and holidays'' together. And she suggested the sense of loss was even greater coming up on a "second Christmas without'' her husband at home.