Reporting with Natasha Korecki
Rod Blagojevich arrived at a packed courthouse Monday afternoon to hear a jury announce its verdict on 18 of the 20 counts against the former governor. The jury said this morning in a note to the judge that they were unanimous on 18 of the 20 counts and unable to come to an agreement on the remaining two.
Shaking hands with members of the media and greeting ogling spectators outside the courthouse -- including construction workers across the street -- Blagojevich stopped to ask a reporter how she did in a weekend marathon. She said she won.
"I hope I'm as lucky," he said.
He held hands with his wife Patti and the two headed upstairs to Judge James Zagel's courtroom on the 25th floor of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse.
The courthouse was busier than it's been throughout the entire trial, with a media bullpen on the first floor packed with reporters.
The verdict is expected shortly.
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