Illinois Senate appointee Burris plans busy Sunday

CHICAGO – The man who embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich named to fill a vacant Senate seat says he hopes legal details regarding his controversial appointment are worked out soon.

Roland Burris told WLS-TV in Chicago on Sunday that he isn't ruling out going to court to press his case for claiming the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

Burris maintains he has nothing to do with the corruption investigation surrounding Blagojevich.

Blagojevich has denied wrongdoing.

Senate Democratic leaders say they'll reject any appointee named by Blagojevich but Burris says he still plans to go to Washington on Monday to claim the seat.

Before heading to Washington, Burris plans to speak Sunday evening to Chicago ministers and his supporters.


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