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Durbin urges Sen. Burris to resign

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Illinois' senior senator, Dick Durbin, says he told the state's junior Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., if he were in Burriss's shoes he'd resign.

Aides: Burris unprepared for controversy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Embattled Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., was unprepared to handle the public relations and political fallout of his controversial appointment, supporters say.
U.S. investigators question Sen. Burris

U.S. investigators question Sen. Burris

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Federal investigators interviewed U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., on Saturday in Chicago, sources told the Chicago Tribune.
White House: Burris should mull future

White House: Burris should mull future

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris should "take some time" to consider his future amid controversy about his statements on his appointment, the White House said Friday.

Step down Burris, editorials say

CHICAGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., should resign from the job he probably shouldn't have accepted, editorials in several U.S. newspapers said.
Durbin: Burris's future as senator murky

Durbin: Burris's future as senator murky

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris's failure to fully disclose his ties to impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich has clouded his future in the Senate, Sen. Dick Durbin said.
Illinois' Hare calls on Burris to resign

Illinois' Hare calls on Burris to resign

CHICAGO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Phil Hare, D-Ill. became the first member of Congress to call on besieged U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., to resign.
Burris ready for investigators

Burris ready for investigators

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris. D-Ill., Tuesday said he is open to state and federal investigations into how he was appointed to his Senate seat.
Burris files affidavit on Blago contacts

Burris files affidavit on Blago contacts

CHICAGO, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., said he filed an affidavit of contacts with ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich after realizing his congressional testimony was incomplete.
Burris: 'I conducted myself with honor'

Burris: 'I conducted myself with honor'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., Sunday denied having inappropriate contact with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who appointed Burris to the Senate.

Burris: Blago brother asked for cash

CHICAGO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., was asked for up to $10,000 in campaign cash by the brother of impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, records show.
Poll: Ill. voters lukewarm on Burris

Poll: Ill. voters lukewarm on Burris

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Illinois voters are doubtful about Roland Burris, who replaced Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate, a new poll released Wednesday finds.

Top Dems helping Burris get up to speed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., is working with top Democratic Party staffers to get up to speed in his new post, the Senate majority leader says.

Burris sworn in as U.S. senator

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Illinois's complement of U.S. senators was full Thursday when former state attorney general Roland Burris was sworn in as the state's junior senator.
Burris 'humbled' by acceptance to Senate

Burris 'humbled' by acceptance to Senate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Roland Burris says those who opposed him filling Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat changed their minds when they examined his background.
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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks on the current status of Illinois U.S. Senate appointee Roland Burris following a meeting with Burris in Washington on January 7, 2009. Burris was appointed by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich but Senate leaders refused to seat him. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Roland Wallace Burris (born August 3, 1937) is a former United States Senator from the state of Illinois and a member of the Democratic Party.

In 1978, Burris was the first African-American elected to statewide office in Illinois, when he was elected Illinois Comptroller. He served in that office until his election as Illinois Attorney General in 1990. Since then, he has run for office four more times unsuccessfully.

Burris was appointed by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to replace President-Elect Barack Obama as the junior senator from Illinois. The appointment was controversial, as the governor was already under investigation and there were rumors of his being paid for the appointment. Prior to Burris's appointment, Obama was the U.S. Senate's only African American; he resigned his Senate seat after being elected President of the United States. Burris was the subject of an ethics probe.

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