Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will get one last chance to speak his mind Wednesday before he heads to Colorado to start a 14-year prison sentence on a corruption conviction.

Blagojevich has scheduled a news conference outside his house and will use the occasion to say goodbye, his spokesman said. His prison stint begins Thursday.

"Gov. Blagojevich has always stood up and stood tall. He hasn't hid. And he has truly enjoyed being out in public. He never considered 'sneaking' out of Chicago and miss an opportunity to say goodbye," spokesman Glenn Selig said.