For the first time since late January, Tony Rezko walked out of a federal courthouse into the fresh air.
Just moments ago, Rezko, with a couple of family members (or friends) at his side, walked out of the Dirksen Federal Building and with photographers and reporters running after him, he rushed toward an awaiting black Cadillac Escalade. Right before he got there he was met by a tall man -- the two gave each other a giant hug. Rezko was beaming.
Rezko's family was waiting for some time near and around the federal courthouse before Rezko's release. One of his son's and other family members grabbed lunch at McDonald's -- to go -- just before Rezko walked out of the building.