Blagojevich trial: Jury selection starts today

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s re-trial on public corruption charges starts today in a federal courtroom in Chicago–before the same judge, James Zagel–who presided over his first trial last summer. For updates inside the courthouse, check out the Sun-Times Blago blog here.

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