Press conference set before Blago heads to prison

March 9, 2012 1:43:20 PM PST
Before he leaves Chicago for at least 11 years, former governor Rod Blagojevich will make a statement outside his Ravenswood Manor home.

Gov. Blagojevich will not take questions.

He was given a 14-year prison sentence and will serve it in a federal prison in Littleton, Colo. He must serve at least 85 percent, or 11.9 years, of the full sentence.

Blagojevich will address the media Wednesday afternoon at a time yet to be determined in the 2900-block of West Sunnyside Ave. in Chicago.

"Gov. Blagojevich has always stood up and stood tall. He hasn't hid. And he has truly enjoyed being out in public," said Blagojevich spokesman Glenn Selig. "He never considered 'sneaking' out of Chicago and miss an opportunity to say goodbye. It's difficult to put into words the challenges he and his family now face."

More details will be released as plans are finalized.