01/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Blagojevich Leaves His Chicago Home Wednesday, Returns To Work (VIDEO)

From the Chicago Tribune:

Gov. Rod Blagojevich left his Ravenswood Manor home on Chicago's North Side this morning without addressing the charges against him.

At 8:18 a.m., the governor left by an entrance on the alley at the side of the home. He carried a briefcase, waved briefly to reporters assembled across the street, got into a black sport-utility vehicle and drove off.

WGN-TV reporter Marcella Raymond reported the governor was believed headed for work.

Shortly after 8 a.m., the governor's two daughters and his wife, Patti, got into separate cars and drove off.

Today is Blagojevich's 52nd birthday.

From the AP:

A short time later, Blagojevich's SUV arrived at his office at the state office building. The vehicle pulled into an underground garage, driving past the mass of photographers gathered outside.

Watch Blagojevich leave his house:

Watch Patti Blagojevich leaving with her daughters: