Ill. House Impeaches Blagojevich—Yes, Again

New class of lawmakers upholds decision, with governor's sister-in-law lone dissenter
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2009 2:39 PM CST
Gov. Rod Blagojevich presides over the Illinois Senate today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Illinois House voted today for the second time in less than a week to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the Chicago Tribune reports. The newly sworn-in lawmakers voted 117-1 to uphold last Friday's decision, with the lone dissenting ballot cast by Chicago Democrat Deb Mell—the disgraced governor's sister-in-law. Today's appearance at the Capitol was Blagojevich's first since he was arrested last month.