The Blagojevich trial
Wednesday recap: Rod Blagojevich can't keep out of the limelight but Judge James Zagel warns he's pushing it as prosecutors ask that the former governor be gagged. Zagel holds off, saying that's a last resort.
Blagojevich after court still speaks, but briefly. He can't resist the public, posing for pictures, smiling with them and joking: "I'm here Monday through Thursday."
1. Joseph Cari continues his testimony, which is expected to include details of a scheme to extort a firm that sought state business.
2. Jill Hayden, who formerly headed Blagojevich's boards and commissions.
3. Ali Ata, another Tony Rezko associate who has testified that he handed Rod Blagojevich a campaign contribution check just as he learned he'd be appointed to head a state agency.