Blagojevich Family Holds ‘Homecoming' Press Conference at Home

Press conference happening Wednesday morning

UPDATE: Full coverage of what was said during the press conference here.

Patti Blagojevich broke her silence about Rod Blagojevich's prison sentence commutation by announcing on social media a "homecoming" press conference at their family home in Chicago.

The tweet came hours after President Donald Trump announced he had commuted the former Illinois governor's prison sentence.

As of 7:30 p.m. Central time, the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that the former governor was no longer in federal custody. There is no word on when Blagojevich plans to fly back to Illinois.

NBC 5's Dick Johnson has the latest on what's expected at the homecoming press conference scheduled at the Blagojevich home Wednesday morning.

Earlier in the day, Patti Blagojevich's sister, Deb Mell, told reporters that the family was still making arrangements from Rod Blagojevich's return from Coloardo where he spent nearly eight years of a 14-year prison sentence.

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