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Inside the Rod Blagojevich investigation and related cases

The Jury

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Judge James Zagel has announced the 12 jurors and six alternates that will decide the case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his brother, Robert.

Eleven females and seven males were announced.

They first 12 are thought to be the official jurors:

103, a quiet-spoken white woman in her 20s who works as a full-time legal assistant
105, an African-American woman who teaches math to sixth- and seventh-graders in public school; her husband is a state probation officer
106, a white, female retired director for state public health department who has served on two juries before
115, a blond woman in her 30s or 40s who has worked in retail for the past 15 years; a fan of boating and gardening, she reads news "only for the weather"
119, a mother in her late 20s or early 30s who works in investment accounting and is an avid runner
121, a white, female accounting student at Western Illinois University with an interest in law; her father is a police officer
123, a white, male human resources manager in his 30s who volunteers for a family shelter and has done volunteer work for political candidates
127, a woman in 50s or 60s who likes reading and crafts like knitting and cross-stitch
128, a white community college student and former Best Buy salesman who likes sports, videogames and hanging out with his friends
133, a former Marine of 18 years who served in various places, including Beirut, where he suffered an injury; he has had a hip replacement and was concerned about sitting for long periods of time
135, a retired man in his mid-60s who said he was born in a Japanese internment camp in California; a former Marine, he has served on a jury
137, a retired Navyman who works full-time

The final six are thought to be alternates:

148, an African-American, church-going man who worked as a letter carrier for 30 years; has served on two juries in the past, one of which did not reach a verdict
151, a mechanical engineer with a graduate degree who supervises a crew of 30 at a steel company
153, a female secretary and paralegal in the real estate department of a law firm
155, a secretary at Northwestern Memorial Hospital who volunteers at her church and used to be an event planner for a dating service; said it was hard to avoid the news, but believed she could be fair
156, young women who works in direct mail marketing and likes spending time with her boyfriend and her dog
166, a female, African-American social worker for a nursing home with a college degree

No. 134, a young mother of two who works in outreach for the Department of Children and Family Services was announced as a juror but then removed for hardship and another reason that Zagel did not discuss. She was replaced with No. 166.

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