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Image: Elvis impersonator at Blagojevich auction
M. Spencer Green  /  AP
Elvis impersonator Joe "Elvis" Torrito performs at an auction of items connected to convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich at Boyer-Rosene Moving & Storage in Arlington Heights, Ill., on Thursday. Facility owners say they haven't been paid in more than a year and auction profits will go to Children's Memorial Hospital.
updated 8/19/2010 9:17:17 PM ET 2010-08-20T01:17:17

Elvis Presley impersonators and a colorful inflatable bounce house are making for a festive auction of items connected to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

A life-sized statue of Elvis Presley and a neon "Governor Blagojevich" sign were among the hot items available Thursday after a suburban Chicago storage facility evicted material being stored by Blagojevich's campaign fund.

The statue sold for $20,500. Other items included a $120 plaque rewarding Blagojevich for political leadership.

The owner of Boyer-Rosene Moving & Storage says the Friends of Blagojevich fund hasn't paid in a year and auction profits will benefit a local hospital.

Blagojevich was convicted this week of lying to the FBI. A federal judge declared a mistrial on the other charges against him.

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