Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Taken Into Federal Custody
The Chicago Tribune reported similarly-brief news:
A source said today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was taken into federal custody at his North Side home this morning. The U.S. attorney’s office would not confirm the information.
A Blagojevich spokesman said he was unaware of the development. “Haven’t heard anything – you are first to call,” Lucio Guerrero said in an e-mail.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported this one-liner this morning:
A source has told the Sun-Times that Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been taken into federal custody at his home on Chicago’s North Side.
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