FILE - In this June 27, 2011 file photo, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald speaks at a news conference after former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted by a jury of 17 of 20 corruption charges. On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, Fitzgerald's office announced that he is stepping down effective June 30, 2012. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)