The judge in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told the jury Thursday to re-examine their opinions and try to reach a unanimous verdict in the complex case.
"We received a response," the judge said, adding that the jury said, "We have deliberated and have reached unanimous agreement on two counts and haven't been able to come to an agreement on the rest of the counts."
The judge then read to them the Allen charge, which is a set of instructions given to jurors when they are deadlocked and unable to decide on a verdict after deliberations.
The judge told the jury to come back in 10 minutes and they will figure out how to proceed.
Blagojevich faces 24 counts, including racketeering, wire fraud, attempted extortion and bribery. The two-term Democrat was removed from office in January 2009 amid accusations that he attempted to sell the U.S. Senate seat that had been occupied by Barack Obama before he became president.