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Daley Dodges Blagojevich Resignation Questions

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Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is trying to stay out of the debate about Rod Blagojevich’s future.

At an unrelated press event, Daley wouldn’t say if he thinks the governor should resign.

DALEY: I think he has to figure out what is best for the state of Illinois, and he has to make that decision personally.

When pressed on the issue by reporters, Daley said the state must move forward during tough economic times, but he again refused to explicitly weigh-in on whether Blagojevich should resign.

DALEY: These are serious serious accusations. These are not lighthearted windbag conversations.

Meanwhile, Daley named the city’s Chief Financial Officer Paul Volpe his new chief of staff. He replaces Lori Healy, who will take over day-to-day operations for Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid.

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