Topic: Illinois Department of the Lottery
Lotto winner in cookie jar: On Wednesday, the Illinois Lottery handed Ricardo Cerezo of Geneva a large commemorative check for $4.85 million — the result of matching all six numbers in the Feb. 2 Lotto drawing.
Robert Blagojevich, brother of jailed ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, is expected to talk this month to the House ethics panel about Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Jackson's interest in being appointed to Obama's former US Senate seat is the likely topic.
Last summer, when a jury convicted Blagojevich on one count and deadlocked on all the rest, he didn't testify. This time defense lawyers apparently are betting on his personal charm.
05/26/2011 10:01 pm