Senate-designate Burris

Senate-designate <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000007550" title="Roland Burris" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/roland-burris-PEPLT000007550.topic">Roland Burris</a> meets with reporters at the Crowne Plaza in Chicago. Senate Democrats have dropped their objections and said Burris should be allowed to take over the vacant seat of President-elect <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">Barack Obama</a>. Burris, appointed by embattled <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>, is expected to be sworn in this week.

( Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James / January 12, 2009 )

Senate-designate Roland Burris meets with reporters at the Crowne Plaza in Chicago. Senate Democrats have dropped their objections and said Burris should be allowed to take over the vacant seat of President-elect Barack Obama. Burris, appointed by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is expected to be sworn in this week.

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