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  • Senator Roland Burris News Conference
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    Senator Roland Burris News Conference

    Senator Roland Burris announced he will not run for the Senate in 2010. He was appointed by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to fill the seat vacated by President Obama.

  • Public Policy Luncheon with Sen Roland Burris
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    Public Policy Luncheon with Sen. Roland Burris

    Senator Roland Burris spoke at a public policy luncheon held by the City Club of Chicago. He defended himself in the midst of the multiple probes into the circumstances surrounding his…

  • Illinois Governor Impeachment Panel
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    Illinois Governor Impeachment Panel

    Senator-Designee Roland Burris testified before the Illinois House Special Investigative Committee about his selection by Governor Blagojevich to replace President-Elect Obama in the U.S.…

  • Senator Roland Burris Press Conference
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    Senator Roland Burris Press Conference

    Senator Roland Burris made a statement and he and his attorney answered questions regarding his supplemental affidavit to the Illinois House Impeachment Committee that he initially failed to…

  • Senator Roland Burris SwearingIn
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    Senator Roland Burris Swearing-In

    Senator Roland Burris was sworn in as the junior Senator from Illinois. He was appointed to fill the vacated seat of President-Elect Obama by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

  • Roland Burris News Conference
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    Roland Burris News Conference

    Roland Burris spoke about his meeting earlier in the day with Senators Reid and Durbin regarding the process by which he could be seated in the U.S. Senate. He also spoke of an encouraging…

  • Roland Burris Remarks on Senate Opening
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    Roland Burris Remarks on Senate Opening

    Senator-Designee Roland Burris spoke to reporters outside the U.S. Capitol about his arrival and attempt to be seated in the U.S. Senate. He said officials had denied him access since he did not have…

  • Illinois US Senate Appointment Announcement
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    Illinois U.S. Senate Appointment Announcement

    Governor Blagojevich spoke to reporters at a news conference and named former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris as his appointee to the U.S. Senate, filling the seat vacated by…

  • Chicago Nightly Newscast
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    Chicago Nightly Newscast

    This news simulcast covered the Illinois primary elections. They focused on the Democratic primary for the 5th Congressional District of Congressman Dan Rostenkowski and the Republican…

  • Illinois Democratic Party Rally
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    Illinois Democratic Party Rally

    Members of the Illinois Democratic Party met to hear a speech by Congressman McCurdy.