From NBC's Samira Puskar
The Illinois Senate president, John Cullerton, has just stated that Gov. Rod Blagojevich has requested to make an appearance before the prosecutor's closing arguments Thursday.
Blagojevich wants to file a closing argument -- but offer no testimony and no questions.
*** UPDATE *** NBC affiliate WMAQ is reporting that Blagojevich is planning to appear at noon ET Thursday and will offer up to a 1.5-hour-long argument.