Burris Says He's Working Hard to Represent Ill.

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has told hundreds of supporters at a black church in Chicago that he's been working hard
to represent them in Washington.

Burris spoke at Sunday evening services at New Covenant Baptist
Church on the city's South Side. He didn't mention the increasing calls for his resignation.

Instead, he pointed to his accomplishments, including voting for President Barack Obama's economic stimulus bill. And he says he proposed legislation to recognize the slaves who built the Capitol.
He says support and prayers from parishioners are keeping him going.

On Sunday, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn reiterated his call for Burris to resign so residents can vote in a special election to replace him.

Burris is under scrutiny because of the circumstances of his Senate appointment and for changing his story about it multiple times.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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