August 26, 2010
The Associated Press
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, with his wife, Patti, listening at right, talks to the media at the federal building in Chicago Aug. 17 after a jury found him guilty on one count of lying to federal agents and were deadlocked on 23 other charges. During a hearing Thursday U.S. District Court Judge James Zagel said Blagojevich's retrial will start the week of Jan. 4.
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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is set to go back on trial in early January, but he will stand alone as a defendant this time after prosecutors dismissed all corruption charges against his brother on Thursday.