Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James
February 17, 2009
Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) leaves after reading a statement to reporters at Illinois State University, in Bloomington/Normal, Ill. Burris has now acknowledged he sought to raise campaign funds for former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the request of the governor's brother, at the same time Burris was making a pitch to be appointed to the U.S. Senate. Rod Blagojevich went on to appoint Burris to fill President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.