Jurors in the corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich asked the judge for guidance on how to proceed if they can’t reach a unanimous verdict, the judge said during a hearing.

Illinois U.S. Senate appointee Roland Burris plans to have a high-stakes showdown on Capitol Hill this week with Democratic leaders who continue to say he won’t be seated in Congress.

Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich plans to name former state attorney general Roland Burris to Barack Obama‘s vacated Senate seat, setting up a challenge with congressional leaders who have already said they plan to reject anyone the governor picks.