On day seven of deliberations, the jury in Rod Blagojevich's retrial again is silent. So far, the panel of 11 women and one man has been fairly quiet, sending just two notes.
In the most substantive note, sent last week, the jurors asked for clarification on an element of wire fraud, which makes up 10 counts against the former governor. They need to find four elements were met in order to convict Blagojevich of those charges, which mainly involve the alleged sale of President Obama's Senate seat.
Last year's jury went eight days without making a sound.
It turned out they were at war.
Here's a run-down of LAST YEAR'S JURY deliberations, which lasted 14 days:
-- NOTE NUMBER ONE: The six women and six men didn't take long before they had a question.
On day two of their talks, July 29, 2010, jurors made their first request: they wanted a transcript of the prosecution's closing argument. The request was denied because closing arguments are not evidence.
After reading the note, the three prosecutors on the case looked at each other and laughed.
Jury's first note: Click here
-- NOTE NUMBER TWO: The next day, July 30, day three of talks they asked U.S. District Judge James Zagel for transcripts of all the witness testimony. He denied the request but said he may give them specific witnesses. They never asked for more.
-- NOTE NUMBER THREE: Eight days of silence go by without a peep from the panel. Then, on day 11 of talks, the jurors communicate a whopper: They are at an impasse: Click here "We have gone beyond reasonable attempts" to reach a unanimous decision and "now ask for guidance," the panel, headed by James Matsumoto, said in a note. Still, they continue talking.
-- NOTE NUMBER FOUR: The next day, Aug. 12, a Thursday, jurors reveal something else -- on day 12 of talks, they were unanimous on just two of 24 counts. They reveal they couldn't reach consensus on 11 wire fraud counts (there's now just 10 after prosecutors dropped one count.) At this point, Blagojevich is waiting in the cafeteria and can only digest Snapple for lunch.
-- NOTE NUMBER FIVE: The following Monday, Aug. 16, jurors ask for transcript of the testimony of former Illinois deputy governor Bradley Tusk. This happens on day 13 of talks.
-- NOTE NUMBER SIX: The morning of Aug. 17, a Tuesday, jurors ask for two things: a copy of the oath they took when they were seated, and second, instructions on how to fill out their verdict form if they can't reach a unanimous decision on a certain count or counts. It's day 14 of their deliberations.
At about 3 p.m. that same day, the defendants -- brothers Rod and Robert Blagojevich -- were summoned to court.
-- VERDICT: On day 14 of talks, at around 4:30 p.m. the verdict -- or lack of one -- is read. The ex-governor is convicted of just one count -- lying to the FBI. The jury is hung on 23 remaining counts. On the 11 Senate seat sale charges, the jury votes 11 to 1 in favor of conviction with a female hold-out juror who stands her ground. The other counts are more evenly divided, with the men and women sparring.