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blagojevich still a big name — on the chicago series 'shameless'

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blagojevich still a big name — on the chicago series 'shameless'

when rod blagojevich was booted from the illinois governor’s office in 2009, his name was stripped from the state’s website and tollway signs. eight years later, the blagojevich name has some street cred… at least in fictional chicago.the showtime series “shameless” follows the exploits of the gallaghers, a dysfunctional chicago family. emma rose kenney plays teenage mom debbie gallagher, who works as an attendant at the “blagojevich parking” garage. gallagher is shown wearing a “blagojevich parking” shirt in scenes throughout season 8, which premiered last month.a showtime representative said there is “not really a story to the name. the overlap was not intentional.”but this is not the first time “shameless” has subtly referenced blagojevich. the disgraced former governor was shown holding the youngest gallagher child in a photoshopped picture during the show’s first season, which aired in 2011.“shameless” is primarily filmed in the los angeles area, but cast members typically come to chicago for about two weeks each season to film exterior shots so the show has an air of chicago authenticity.the series airs at 8 p.m. sundays. it’s unlikely blagojevich is tuning in — he recently told chicago magazine he largely avoids the tv rooms at his colorado prison unless sports are [email protected] @tracyswartzrelated: 'shameless' stars arrive in chicago to film scenes for season 8 »'shameless' star emmy rossum gets a pastry named f...