Blagojevich had clout with Univ. of Illinois


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The newspaper did not identify the applicant Friday except to say he was related to Tony Rezko, a Blagojevich fundraiser convicted of corruption last year. /*Blagojevich*/ was impeached and removed from office in January.

The relative was accepted after the school's president wrote in an e-mail that Blagojevich "would like to see" him admitted. That was despite an e-mail from an admissions officer saying his qualifications were "actually pretty low."

A university spokesman, Thomas Hardy, confirms the school keeps a list of applicants of special interest to lawmakers. But he says questionable admissions are rare.

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