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01/30/2009

Pat Quinn Update

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn has arrived in the Capitol Building. He is conferring with aides inside his office which is on the capital's second floor around a corner from Governor Rod Blagojevich's office. Quinn arrived in Springfield on the state shuttle plane shortly before closing arguments began in Blagojevich's Senate impeachment trial. Senators are expected to vote to oust the Governor from office late this afternoon, effectively elevating Quinn to leadership of the state's executive branch. Quinn spokesman Bob Reed told me this morning that Quinn "is not wearing a new suit for the occasion nor did he get a haircut" for the swearing-in ceremony. The event will be televised live on ABC7, on this website and on other media around the country.

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