08/15/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

University Of Illinois Trustees Testify On Blagojevich Pressure, Influence

As two of the longest-serving University of Illinois trustees appeared Tuesday before a state panel investigating clout in admissions, the questioning quickly focused on Gov. Rod Blagojevich's behind-the-scenes influence.

One board member remembered specific phone calls and a request for favors. The other recalled little -- even as he looked at internal e-mails that painted him as the intermediary between the governor's office and the state's flagship university.

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