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Kelly in courthouse. Closed hearing.

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Chris Kelly and his lawyers, as well as federal prosecutors, were just up inside a federal courtroom in a closed session.

U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle told the parties to return at 2:15 p.m.
Neither side would discuss what was going on. Are they discussing a plea?
No one would say.

Jury selection in Kelly's case is supposed to begin tomorrow. But Kelly's lawyer, Michael Monico, filed a motion to move the trial to October.
But that's not a matter that would be closed.
Earlier today, Monico wouldn't answer when asked if he was absolutely sure his client would go to trial tomorrow.
"We're going to trial," Monico said initially. But when pressed, Monico abruptly ended the conversation.
Kelly is a longtime, loyal friend to Rod Blagojevich, and was also of his top advisers and fund-raisers. His trial tomorrow is about contract fraud at O'Hare. He pleaded guilty to tax charges earlier this year and as of now faces trial along with the ex-governor next June.

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