Mr. Burris goes to Washington

Supporters of former Illinois Atty. Gen. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000007550" title="Roland Burris" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/roland-burris-PEPLT000007550.topic"> Roland Burris</a> hold a sign outside a prayer service before Burris' arrival at New Covenant Church in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO0100100501250000" title="Chicago" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago-PLGEO0100100501250000.topic">Chicago</a> on Sunday. Burris, appointed by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007479" title="Rod Blagojevich" href="/topic/politics/government/rod-blagojevich-PEPLT007479.topic">Gov. Rod Blagojevich</a> to the U.S. Senate seat once occupied by President-elect <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">Barack Obama</a>, left for Washington, D.C., on Monday.
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( Tribune photo by José M. Osorio / January 4, 2009 )

Supporters of former Illinois Atty. Gen. Roland Burris hold a sign outside a prayer service before Burris' arrival at New Covenant Church in Chicago on Sunday. Burris, appointed by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to the U.S. Senate seat once occupied by President-elect Barack Obama, left for Washington, D.C., on Monday.

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