The Illinois Senate has just unanimously removed Rod Blagojevich as the governor of Illinois.
They'll be voting next to determine whether or not he will be barred from ever holding public office in Illinois again.
Update 16:55. A motion to bar Blagojevich from holding office has been made and seconded, and the vote is now being taken. Thus far, we're at 24 yeas, so it looks like this one will pass as well.
Update 16:57. There are now more than 40 yea votes, which is the constitutional threshold. Blagojevich will be ineligible to hold public office ever again in Illinois.
Update 16:58. The vote to disqualify Blagojevich from future public office was unanimous. The chief justice has just pronounced the judgement of disqualification against Blagojevich.
Update 18:25. Pat Quinn was sworn in as the 41st governor of Illinois at 5:40 p.m. And I love that they've already updated the state website. I wonder how long it will take to get all those signs extolling the former governor's munificence in bringing us "open-road tolling" taken down or changed along all the miles and miles of tollway, and at the airports and state welcome centers.