In response to numerous inquiries, the state Senate Republican Caucus has established a special Web site to provide background information about Illinois’ process of impeachment, according to Senator Bill Brady.

The Web site is available at http://www.impeachment.senategop.net .

The December 9 arrest of Gov. Rod Blagojevich on federal corruption charges has triggered calls by state and federal officials, both Democrat and Republican, for his resignation or for impeachment if he refuses to resign.

On December 15, House Speaker Michael Madigan made a move toward impeachment by appointing a committee to recommend whether the Legislature should start impeachment proceedings. " />

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