Impeachment for Blagojevich?

December 15, 2008 4:11:08 PM PST
The speaker of the Illinois House is taking the first step toward possibly impeaching embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Speaker Michael Madigan announced Monday that he's appointing a special committee to review the case and recommend whether Blagojevich should be impeached.

Madigan says the committee will work every day except holidays. Once the committee makes a recommendation, the full House will decide whether to file impeachment charges against the governor.

Blagojevich was arrested last week on federal corruption charges, including trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

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