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Blago Goes to Auction

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    A suburban storage company holding items belonging to Rod Blagojevich hasn't been paid in over a year, and plans to sell off the items to the public.

    Rod Blagojevich may have had a minor victory in court when he escaped for now the 23 most serious charges he faced.

    But he lost at auction.

    Dozens of interested individuals came to Boyer-Rosene Moving & Storage, 2638 Clearbrook Drive, in Arlington Heights Thursday afternoon to get a piece of the infamous former governor.

    Seven dust-collecting crates including pictures, campaign signs, even a life-size statue of Elvis went be up for grabs at the carnival-like auction.  A painting of Abraham Lincoln has sold for $600 at an auction of the belongings of convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Bidding on a giant statue of Elvis started at $3000.

    The property belonged to the former governor's campaign committee, "Friends of Blagojevich."

    A spokesperson for the northwest suburban storage facility says it has not received a payment from the organization in more than a year.

    Boyer-Rosene Moving & Storage plans to donate proceeds from the auction to Children's Memorial Hospital, an institution Blagojevich is accused of trying to shake down for campaign contributions.