Burris' office said the
senator was in Chicago on Monday but planned to return to Washington
to conduct legislative business and attend Obama's speech to the
House and Senate, meeting jointly.
The Illinois Democrat is facing
calls to resign from Gov. Pat Quinn and other officials amid new
questions about his appointment to the Senate by former Illinois
Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Fellow Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has not called for Burris to
resign, saying he wants to meet with Burris in person before
Durbin's office says a meeting is being scheduled.
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