CHICAGO (WLS) -- "We are very disappointed," Patti Blagojevich said from the family's Ravenswood Manor home. She told her husband of the news on Tuesday.
The couple's daughter, Amy, 18, broke down into tears during the news conference. "Possibly this is a step in the right direction to getting him home with us and with his girls, where he belongs."
An appeals court vacated five convictions and threw out the sentence of former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday afternoon. The rest of Blagojevich's convictions were affirmed by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.
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