Ill. House Speaker Launches Blago Impeachment

Madigan asks feds to help make case against governor
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2008 1:44 PM CST
Blagojevich departs his home in Chicago, saying he was headed in to work to sign a bill today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The speaker of the Illinois House is starting impeachment proceedings against Rod Blagojevich, the Chicago Tribune reports. “We plan to proceed without delay,” said Mike Madigan, a longtime foe of the disgraced governor. Madigan has been considering proceedings against Blagojevich since before his recent corruption arrest, and says he plans to ask for the feds’ help in making the case.