We have a new Senator, sort of, from Illinois. Blago has chosen Roland Burris, an Illinois politician of African American background.
The Senate Democratic Caucus claims they won't give Burris a seat. But by law they may be forced to seat him anyway.
Burris would actually be the 6th black U.S. Senator. The first 3 were Republicans. It's nice to see the Democrats finally catching up!
Still I doubt that busloads of tourists
will flock to see the birthplace of Burris.