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Illinois governor could still fill Obama's Senate seat

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CHICAGO (KWWL) -- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich still has the power to appoint someone to fill Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat.

Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday after federal prosecutors accused him of conspiring to sell the appointment to whoever could provide the greatest return, be it cash or a higher paying job.

State lawmakers are already racing to set up a special election so it's the voters who decide who Obama's replacement will be.

Online Executive Produce: Nate Leding

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