Attorney General Lisa Madigan says instead of running for Illinois governor she has decided to seek another term in her current position.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday pledged state support through loans and debt restructuring to farmers and ranchers punished by a nagging drought that shows no signs of abating anytime soon.
He says he hopes he can bring businesses from Israel to Illinois.
Blagojevich appeared glum as a prosecutor spoke.
The 54-year-old faces 20 criminal counts.
Potential jurors in the re-trial of ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be filling out detailed questionnaires
In his inaugural address, he said unity is key to addressing challenges ahead.