Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's federal corruption trial jury hears more wiretaps on Day 17; read Chicago Sun-Times federal courts reporter Natasha Korecki's recap and look ahead, as the prosecutors continue to show the backstage machinations of Blagojevich as he runs through self serving schemes as he ponders a replacement for Barack Obama's Senate seat.
A stream of political names are marching through the trial at this stage; here's today's news story with all the juicy details, from a phone call from President-elect Obama about his successor, to a meeting Alexi Giannoulias set up with Valerie Jarrett and SEIU leader Tom Balanoff.
Check out the transcripts of the Blagojevich wiretaps.
Keep clicking the Chicago Sun-Times Blago Blog for reports throughout the day on the trial.