In response to numerous inquiries, the state Senate Republican Caucus has established a special Web site to provide background information about Illinois’ process of impeachment, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

The Web site is available at http://www.impeachment.senategop.net .

The December 9 arrest of Governor Rod Blagojevich on federal corruption charges has triggered calls by state and federal officials, both Democrat and Republican, for his resignation or impeachment if he refuses to resign.

On December 15, House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago made a move toward impeachment by appointing a committee to recommend whether the Legislature should start impeachment proceedings.

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