After resting at home over the weekend -- and not in Metropolitan Correctional Center -- for the first time since January, Tony Rezko appeared in good spirits this morning in federal court. He wore a big smile at times and appeared a bit more relaxed. For the first time since his trial started, he is able to walk freely in the hallways during breaks. He previously would return to custody and could only whisper greetings to his family. Today, during the morning break, Rezko walked with his son.
As for jurors, a couple of them apparently could have used more sleep this weekend.
Only 30 minutes into the case this morning, two jurors were nodding off.
Up this week: A few new witnesses, including Steve Loren, a Stuart Levine cohort who acted as an attorney for the Teachers' Retirement System. On Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar said the prosecution's case could wrap up in a couple of weeks -- but definitely by the end of May.