Rod and Patti Blagojevich arrived at the courthouse around 9:20 this morning. His attorneys arrived separately.
Blagojevich is now chumming with the spectators in the courtroom, making them laugh. Lon Monk is in witness chair, awaiting the arrival of Judge James Zagel.
Today Blagojevich is wearing an olive-colored suit, lighter than the darker suits he's usually wearing. Monk is wearing the same gray-colored suit.
Sam Adam Jr. is wearing a gray three-piece suit and a pink tie.
A big roar of laughter comes from defense table; they're all sharing a joke.
The cross-examination of Monk is now under way.