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CHICAGO - JULY 27: Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich arrives at court July 27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich's lawyers are expected to give their closing arguments in the trial today. Blagojevich has been charged with corruption including accusations of trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama after Obama's November 2008 election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Monday marked the ninth day of juror deliberations in the landmark corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich.  And it ended without resolution.

The jury will be back Tuesday to continue their discussions.

Some experts will tell you the length of deliberations means he's definitely guilty. Others will tell you the longer it takes the better it is for Blagojevich.

The only thing that's certain at this point however is that no one knows.

One benchmark that seems appropriate is the case of another Illinois governor. Jurors deliberated for 10 days before convicting George Ryan on all counts.

Blagojevich's jurors are back at the Dirksen Federal Building today. Follow the Ward Room Twitter feed for up-to-the minute action and check back with NBCChicago.com for breaking news in the Blagojevich decision.

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