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Illinois House Votes to Impeach

Today the Illinois House of Representatives voted to impeach Governor Blagojevich.  The vote was 114 to 1.  The only no vote was from Representative Patterson, who is from Cook County.  The Illinois Senate will likely begin an impeachment trial the last week of January.  The Governor's office issued a statement that said "When the case moves to the Senate, an actual judge will preside over the hearings, and the Governor believes the outcome will be much different," the statement concluded.   IFCA encourages you to contact your state Senator and let them know you opinion on the matter of impeachment.  Until we can get this behind us, it's going to be a huge distraction to the State dealing with a mounting budget deficit that has largely been financed on the backs of pharmacies, hospitals, food providers, nursing homes and many other small businesses that do business with the State of Illinois.