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Heavy rains get day of closing arguments off to slow start

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki

On what will likely be the last day of closing arguments in Rod Blagojevich's retrial, court started about 30 minutes late after torrential rains slammed the Chicago area.

Apparently a juror's train was late this morning. Some Metra trains were running as many as 25 minutes late during morning rush hour.

Judge James Zagel said Wednesday he hoped to start arguments as close to 9:30 a.m. as possible Thursday morning. A half an hour later, jurors still haven't entered the courtroom. That gave Rod and Patti Blagojevich time to hit the Dirksen Courthouse cafeteria to grab coffee with the defense team before the trial this morning.

The government is set to finish off its closing arguments, which began yesterday, followed by the closing arguments from the defense.

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