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By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 29, 2009 11:10PM

2009_01_29_blagogone.jpgAP Photo/Seth Perlman

By a vote of 59-0, the Illinois State Senate has voted to remove Rod Blagojevich from the office of Governor. Pat Quinn will now be sworn in in as the 41st Governor of the State of Illinois.

So long, Rod, and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Update - 5:00 p.m.: The Senate has also voted 59-0 to bar Blagojevich from ever again holding public office in the state of Illinois.

Update - 5:40 p.m.: Pat "The Mighty" Quinn has officially been sworn in as Governor #41. Also, word on the street is that Ex-Gov. Blagojevich will hold a presser in front of his Ravenswood house at 6:05.