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Burris Moves Closer to Senate Seat

Roland Burris made significant progress in attaining the vacant Illinois Senate seat this week after meeting with Senate leaders and testifying before the Illinois House impeachment committee to defend his Senate appointment by embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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