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Rod Blagojevich Trial Day 11: Day after Rahm Emanuel fund-raising, state grant testimony

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WASHINGTON-- Former Blagojevich chief of staff John Harris continues on the stand on Day 12 of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption trial. For a look ahead of Day 12 and a recap of a very busy Day 11 in a federal courtoom in Chicago, check out Sun-Times federal courts reporter Natasha Korecki's updates.

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel figured heavily in day 11. Former deputy Bradley Tusk
testified about pressure Blagojevich was putting on Emanuel to have his Hollywood superagent Ari hold a fund-raiser for him. Emanuel, a House member at the time, in turn was pressuring Blagojevich to release funds already granted to a school in his district.

For must read rolling reports on the best reality show in Chicago, click early and often to check out the Sun-Times Blagojevich trial coverage team over at the Blago Blog.

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