Despite warnings from US Senate leadership that they will not seat a Blagojevich appointee, "embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich plans to appoint Ronald Burris(71), the state's former attorney general, to President-elect Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat, the president of the Illinois state Senate Emil Jones said Tuesday." (AP - MSNBC)
The news of Blagojevich's decision was originally reported by the Chicago Tribune. Blagojevich has scheduled a press conference for 3 pm today.
AP article is here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28435846