Summer of Blagojevich Unfolds: Ex-Aide Lon Monk Pleads Guilty to Extortion

From the Chicago Sun Times:

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s onetime chief of staff and running buddy Lon Monk pleaded guilty today for a second time to crimes tied to the Blagojevich administration.

Monk, 51, admitted to attempting to extort a horse-racing businessman for a campaign contribution in exchange for getting a bill signed.

Monk has agreed to serve 24 month in prison and is cooperating with investigators.

The clock is ticking in Blagoland.