CORRUPTION

Blago Jury Deadlocked

As if one trial isn't enough for disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, he might get another. The judge in Blagojevich's trial announced today that the jury is deadlocked. After 11 days of deliberating, the jury sent a note to U.S. District Judge James Zagel asking what will happen if they cannot come to a unanimous decision on every count. The panel matched up specific acts in the case to individual counts and asked the next logical step, to which Zagel said he would need further clarification before deciding. In their note, the jurors claimed they had made "a reasonable attempt" after debating "without rancor." Zagel said the jury had been "exceptionally disciplined" during deliberations. Blagojevich was charged by federal prosecutors for allegedly trying to sell President Obama's Senate seat.