The former governor's trial begins in just three days -- who are the main players in the case? Here's a primer on the defense and prosecution.
BLAGOJEVICH'S DEFENSE: Sam Adam Jr. says prosecutors "think I'm a clown."
He'll deliver opening statements. But his veteran father, Sam Adam, will put the former governor on the stand because he's "more detail-oriented." For their story, click here.
Robert Blagojevich's lawyer, Michael Ettinger, has to distinguish his client from his brother, without taking shots at the former governor. For that story, click here.
THE PROSECUTION: Reid Schar, Chris Niewoehner and Carrie Hamilton haven't engaged in the Blagojevich circus, sticking to just the facts, ma'am. They're tasked with weaving together wide-ranging narratives, some of which involve Tony Rezko. But Rezko isn't slotted to take the stand. For that story, click here.