Members of Rod Blagojevich's impeachment panel say they will move forward despite the possibility that they might not get to hear federal wiretaps of the governor's conversations with aides and others. "These tapes are relevant evidence, we'd like to have them," said a lawyer for the impeachment panel, but added that the panel could wrap up its work as early as this week. "We have already gathered a large volume of evidence."
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, saying that Illinois has become an "international laughing stock," said he'll create an advisory panel to recommend ways to root out and thwart corrupt officials.