Birkett to run for Ill. Atty. General

July 3, 2009 5:23:35 AM PDT
DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett has announced plans to run for Illinois Attorney General in 2010. Birkett made the announcement late this afternoon.

This will be Birkett's second attempt at becoming attorney general.

He released a video Thursday stating that he wants to remain a prosecutor, doesn't want to be governor, and wants to root out public corruption.