Attention newshounds, politicos, car wreck fetishists, and self-flagellating Illinoisans who love/hate to hear the sordid details of their state's corruption:
Why? "To comment on developments in his case".
Will he say he's guilty? Announce a plea deal? Rip off his track pants to reveal a re-animated Billy Mays? Explain why he chose three minutes after 5pm for his announcement? Who knows.
That said, we will be livestreaming the announcement at 5:03CT. Follow us on Twitter for the link.