Blago to Patti: ‘The end of this nightmare must surely be near’

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Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is still awaiting word on his appeal in a federal prison outside of Denver, must be one proud dad. 

Sneed is told his daughter, Amy, 18, just got accepted at Northwestern University and will be studying journalism at Medill.

“She wants to be a reporter,” said a source. 

Meanwhile, Blago’s wife, Patti, posted a wedding anniversary letter from her imprisoned hubby on her Facebook page Monday night.

“Today is my 24th wedding anniversary,” she said. “I am sharing this message from Rod because I think it applies to everyone.” 

The love letter was dated 1:06 PM on Aug. 25, 2014.

It states: 

“Dear Patti, 

“Well here we are. It is now the third anniversary of me not being home to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It is so unfair, so wrong, yet maybe that’s what I get for being so cavalier about things like this when I could have properly celebrated our special day when I had the chance. 

“I have learned my lesson. Never again will I treat our wedding anniversary as anything less than a national holiday. A day off; a day to celebrate; a day to make a big deal about. And why shouldn’t I. After all, next to the birth of our children, marrying you and the day it occurred, is the best thing that has ever happened to me. 

“Thank you for walking through life with me. I’m sorry the journey has been so bad for so long. The end of this nightmare must surely be near. 

“And I intend to use our new beginning to devote the same attention and energy I used in other things to making our world together more meaningful, especially by paying attention to the so called ‘little things’ — the things I have learned are, in a real sense, things that truly mean the most in the world. Like the love, respect, and high regard I have for you. 

“I hope this day brings you some measure of joy. God willing, and it all goes as we believe and as it should, I am determined to make your happiness as much a priority as working to build a better life for our family.

“Maybe this long, dark nightmare is a blessing in disguise. Among the many lessons to be learned from it all is that life is so fragile. Without warning and with no apparent reason, what you thought would always be available suddenly disappears. 

“The lesson therefore, is seize the moment when it’s there, and don’t put off the happy things for later because [they] may not be there later. 

“I love you Honey. I miss you. Thank you for being my wife. Thank you for being the mother to our children Thank you for all the good times together. Thank you for the love you’ve given me. Please kiss my babies for me. 

“Love, Rod xxooxxooxxooxxoo”

Parade patter . . .

Batter up: Sneed’s got the dirt on Wednesday’s celebration for the national champion Jackie Robinson West Little League Team:

◆ Chance the Rapper will be at the 11 a.m. Millennium Park rally to pump up the crowd, along with White Sox executive Ken Williams, the Jesse White Tumblers and the South Shore Drill Team.

Yum . . .

A slimmed down New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was in town stumping for the man of many houses, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner — was spotted dining at Gene and Georgetti Monday night.


So while the rest of his family dined on steak, Christie was spotted spooling pasta.


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