Rod and Patti Blagojevich entered the Dirksen Building minutes before court was scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.
Rod spoke briefly to reporters, thanking Judge James Zagel for allowing him to attend his daughter, Amy's, graduation yesterday afternoon. She finished second in her eighth-grade class, he said.
Echoing attorney Sam Adam Jr.'s opening statement yesterday, Blago then urged jurors and the press to "follow the money."
"You will see that I didn't take a dollar, I didn't take a nickel, I didn't take a penny I didn't earn," he said.
Judge Zagel entered the courtroom at about 9:40. The testimony of FBI Special Agent Dan Cain is now under way.