Following Governor Rod Blagojevich’s arrest December 9 on federal corruption charges, state lawmakers will return to Springfield December 15-16 to consider plans to remove the Governor from office, as well as legislation that would strip Blagojevich’s power to fill Illinois’ vacant U.S. Senate seat.

Scores of state and federal officials from both parties have called on the Governor to resign, but their requests do not seem to be making much of an impression. Well, if he needs it in writing, here it is! I have drafted a resolution, which will be filed next week, calling on Governor Blagojevich to resign immediately.

Governor Blagojevich was arrested by federal authorities in response to allegations about his attempts to profit from naming the next U.S. Senator. The ensuing investigation and judicial proceedings will require his full attention. Although I have long had concerns about his unwillingness to work with lawmakers, he is now clearly unable to fulfill his official duties. " />

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