It was the place to meet on "most" Mondays
Since this might get overlooked tomorrow, I should add a few things about witness Jennifer Thomas. She's the former Blagojevich employee who worked directly with Joe Cini, the governor's onetime patronage chief.
Thomas testified that she and Cini visited Rezko's Chicago office on "most Mondays" between late March of 2003 through June of that year. She brought with her a spreadsheet of open positions on various state boards and commissions to Rezko's office so they could talk over how to fill vacancies. They would also talk about how Rezko's favored people were faring in the vetting process.
"We were keeping track and letting him know what was happening with his candidates," Thomas testified. Thomas also testified that if Rezko had a request, she was told to drop everything and get to it.
Defense lawyers tried to take it down a notch, and through their questioning, Thomas said the meetings only lasted about a half an hour and some were canceled.
Ultimately, jurors heard Rezko was allegedly so important in Blagojevich's administration, Cini took this business to Rezko's office.