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Former Illinois governor selling home

Rod Blagojevich and his wife, Patti, are selling their Chicago home.

Rod Blagojevich and his wife, Patti, are selling their Chicago home.

Rod Blagojevich formally put his Mediterranean-style Chicago home on the market October 2 for $1.07 million. The home had been a private listing since July, when a federal judge ordered him to put it and a Washington, D.C., condo on the market. His wife, Patti, is the listing agent through her River Realty company.

The 3,817-square-foot home, in the city's Ravenswood Manor neighborhood, has 13 rooms and is "built like a fortress." Patti Blagojevich told the Chicago Tribune she believes it was built in 1929 by a high-rise developer who wanted to keep workers busy as the housing market collapsed due to the Great Depression.

It may take numerous moving trucks when the Blagojeviches move out of the house, which is one of the largest in the neighborhood. It sits on a 50-foot-wide corner lot and has four bathrooms, three fireplaces, crown molding, a music room, a library and a large master suite. The 2,200-square-foot basement has a gym.

In October 2007, the neighborhood's median home price was $514,900, according to Chicago Home Estates. That was a decrease of 3.74 from the previous year.