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Big Crowd Shows Up to Hear Blago Testimony

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    NEWSLETTERS

    As doors opened to federal court, a line of about 50 hurried through security to get one of the coveted tickets to the Blago trial. Some arrived as early as 5 a.m.

    George Calvino, a college student from Downers Grove who is thinking of attending law school and has been here every day, believes it's going to be very exciting and that he's "interested in what's going to come out of his mouth."

    Jack Townsend, a retired Skokie resident has attended the court proceedings about eight times.

    "I don't come to determine guilt or innocence. All it takes is one juror."

    Blago could possibly take the stand this afternoon.