This Nov. 5, 2008 file photo shows Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich at a news conference in Chicago. Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday Dec. 9, 2008 on charges of conspiring to get financial benefits through his authority to appoint a U.S. senator to fill the vacancy left by Barack Obama's election as president. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
As he prepared to go for a jog Wednesday morning, an upbeat Blagojevich told reporters outside his home that he's "dying" to talk to Illinoisans. He says he could do so by the end of the day or "maybe no later" than Thursday.
Blagojevich says he thinks he's in "good hands."
The governor asked reporters not to follow him on his morning jog, lamenting that he hasn't been able to run in his neighborhood since his Dec. 9 arrest on federal corruption charges. He's accused of trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.