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The Wait Continues ...




    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.