Report that Federal Investigators interview Sam Zell in Blagojevich Case
Tribune Co. chairman Sam Zell was targeted for $25,000 by the Blagojevich campaign last November while the company's Wrigley Field deal was under consideration and two weeks before the ex-governor was arrested, internal campaign documents obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.
Zell's name appeared on a Nov. 25, 2008, document titled "Focus List" among a group of 33 potential donors. Alongside Zell's name was the $25,000 figure and a notation that read: "Rod to follow up." On a Sept. 22, 2008, fund-raising document titled "Call List," an entry noted "Sam Party on 9.27."