Reporting with Natasha Korecki, Dave McKinney and Chris Fusco
The courthouse is preparing for the arrival of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his brother, Robert, for what is expected to be the conclusion of his corruption trial.
The security barricades have gone up outside in anticipation of their arrival, and they're lined by a throng of cameras.
Rod's father-son defenders, Sam Adam Sr. and Jr., have just gone through the metal detectors. They appeared harried, saying nothing to the press.
Rod and Patti arrive at about 3:45. She's dressed in black pants and a black and white shirt; he's in a blue suit with a blue tie.
The ex-governor wave and kisses his wife on the cheek. A man shouts out, asking if there's a verdict. Rod is silent.
Upstairs, Rod and Patti walk onto the 25th floor holding hands. Rod smiles at the media.
"Say a prayer for us," he says.
Everyone appears to have gathered -- it's 3:50, and Robert and Julie Blagojevich have just arrived.