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Calls for Burris' Resignation

The Chicago Tribune and the Washington Post are calling for Illinois Senator Roland Burris to resign. And politicians from Illinois and beyond are echoing calls for investigations—from Sangamon County, Illinois to the U.S. Senate. These demands come after Burris appears to have flip-flopped on whether or not he had contact with former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's office prior to being appointed.

Burris says he eventually told the governor's brother Rob that fund-raising would be a conflict of interest because of his aspirations for the senate seat. WBEZ's Rob Wildeboer joins us to tell us what's in store in this continuing saga.

Music Button: Menahan Street Band, "Make the Road by Walking", from the CD Make The Road By Walking, (Daptone records)

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