PI Original Progress Illinois Friday February 20th, 2009, 12:25pm

Quinn Calls On Burris To Resign

At an ongoing press conference, Gov. Pat Quinn just asked Sen. Roland Burris to put the needs of Illinois residents before his own and step aside.  Quinn reprised his support for legislation to change state law to fill U.S. Senate vacancies by special election and give the ...

At an ongoing press conference, Gov. Pat Quinn just asked Sen. Roland Burris to put the needs of Illinois residents before his own and step aside.  Quinn reprised his support for legislation to change state law to fill U.S. Senate vacancies by special election and give the governor the power to appoint a temporary senator in the interim.

More to come ...

UPDATE: Here's the Tribune report. Capitol Fax has more.

UPDATE II: The Hill has an article up as well (and, miraculously, they don't refer to Rep. Peter Roskam as a "centrist" Republican).

UPDATE III: Here's the video, courtesy of CLTV:

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