Challenge to Blagojevich

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a> Senate President John Cullerton, D-<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO0100100501250000" title="Chicago" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago-PLGEO0100100501250000.topic">Chicago</a>, talks to reporters before <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007479" title="Rod Blagojevich" href="/topic/politics/government/rod-blagojevich-PEPLT007479.topic">Gov. Rod Blagojevich</a>'s impeachment trial resumes for its third day in the Illinois Senate in Springfield, Ill. Cullerton challenged Blagojevich to stop giving national television interviews and to take questions directly from lawmakers at his impeachment trial. "If he wants to come down here instead of hiding out in New York and having Larry King asking questions instead of the senators, I think he's making a mistake," Cullerton said outside Senate chambers. "He should come here and answer the questions and provide the context that he claims these statements are being taken out of."
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( Tribune photo by Michael Tercha / January 28, 2009 )

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, talks to reporters before Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment trial resumes for its third day in the Illinois Senate in Springfield, Ill. Cullerton challenged Blagojevich to stop giving national television interviews and to take questions directly from lawmakers at his impeachment trial. "If he wants to come down here instead of hiding out in New York and having Larry King asking questions instead of the senators, I think he's making a mistake," Cullerton said outside Senate chambers. "He should come here and answer the questions and provide the context that he claims these statements are being taken out of."

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