How do you regain your privacy after you’ve sat on the jury of a major corruption trial in Illinois?
You hold a 21-minute press conference.
At least that’s the hope for the jurors who on Monday found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on 17 of 20 counts
. Jurors in the first Blago trial didn’t speak with the media immediately after the verdict and were later visited by reporters at their homes. The jury members in this case hoped to avoid that outcome.
The jurors made themselves available for a 21-minute questions-and-answer session, which was kicked off with a prepared statement from the jury forewoman. The presser had only one TV camera and one microphone for radio stations in an attempt to make the situation less intimidating, reports Chicago Public Radio