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Former Illinois governor, wife pursue ‘FSBO’ real estate sale

Patti Blagojevich, a real estate licensee, serves as listing agent for family home

It's a historic home (though by dubious standards), and it's for sale: The house where federal wiretaps overheard the seated governor of Illinois discussing how to wrest personal gain from the appointment of someone to take President Obama's old Senate seat went on the market recently for just over $1 million. The 13-room vintage house on Sunnyside Avenue in Chicago's Ravenswood Manor neighborhood had been unofficially for sale at least since last summer, when a federal judge ordered its owner, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, to post the house as collateral for bond after his conviction on multiple corruption charges at his second trial in June. With Blagojevich's sentencing (he's expected to get 10 years, though he's eligible for a far longer term) likely later this fall, his wife, Patti, a real estate broker, officially listed the home through her own River Realty firm on Oct. 2, instantly garnering a blast of local publicity that could make a real estate agent swoon. &q...