In an unprecedented action, the Illinois House voted 114-0 to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich Friday. Rep. Milton Patterson (D-Chicago) was the lone vote against impeachment. Rep. Elga Jefferies (D-Chicago) voted "Present."
Watch the vote:
Watch impeachment panel chair Rep. Barbara Flynn Curry's closing statement (via Progress Illinois):
What happens now? From the Tribune:
Next week, when the Senate convenes, it will begin the process of setting up a trial of the governor in which each of the 59 state senators act as judge and jurors.
A total of 40 senators are needed to convict Blagojevich, which would remove the governor from office and make Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn the state's new chief executive. A trial is expected to take at least three weeks.
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