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Blagojevich holds press conference after return to Chicago

After receiving a pardon yesterday, the former Illinois governor returned to Chicago

CHICAGO — CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich held his first scheduled press event since President Donald Trump commuted his sentence for political corruption. 

The Democrat answered questions Wednesday outside his Chicago home about his future plans and whether he accepts any responsibility for the crimes that landed him in prison.

A large sign hanging on a porch of the home outside home expressed gratitude to the Republican Trump. It read, “Thanks Mr. President.” 

Blagojevich walked out of a federal prison in Colorado on Tuesday after serving eight years of a 14-year sentence for wide-ranging political corruption and just hours after Trump officially commuted his sentence.