Quinn: Let's Move On From Burris Boondoggle

Burris defies all calls for his resignation

Gov. Pat Quinn says it's time to move on from the flap over embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris and focus on the economy.

Quinn wants a special election for the Senate position, but said Monday he doesn't think that can happen unless and until Burris

"Roland has made it crystal clear he won't resign, let's move on," he said.

Burris has defied calls for resignation. He's being scrutinized over the circumstances of his Senate appointment by former Gov. Rod
Blagojevich and has changed his story several times. Burris denies wrongdoing.

Blagojevich was removed from office and faces criminal charges alleging he tried to profit from filling the Senate seat once
belonging to President Barack Obama.

Quinn met Monday with black elected officials on Chicago's West Side, including U.S. Rep. Danny Davis.

Quinn said most of the meeting was about economic recovery.

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