Juror Susan Lopez, the Lutheran school principal who we thought was the foreperson, but wasn't, read the following statement to reporters:
"Good afternoon. We the jury on the Antoin Rezko trial have made our decisions based on the evidence that was presented to us during this lengthy trial. The task before us was a difficult and challenging one. It was with caution and great care that each juror reviewed the evidence that presented. We appreciate the professionalism of the lawyers throughout this trial. The jury asks that the media now respect our privacy and not contact us any further. Thank you."
-- Compiled by Sun-Times Reporter Frank Main