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Jury Selection Underway in Blagojevich Trial

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich seemed energized by the flashing lights and adoring fans that awaited him at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse yesterday. Against charges that he tried to “profit off his power” to fill the U.S. Senate seat left behind by President Barack Obama. It'll be up to the jurors being chosen over the next few days to determine whether he's telling the truth. But voters in the state of Illinois can have their say about how to hold accountable elected officials caught with their hands in the cookie jar. Andy Shaw is executive director of the Better Government Association, and he talks about how the issues in this trial affect you.

Music Button:  Oranj Symphonette, "After The Fox", from the CD The Oranj Album, (Ryko)

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