CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he is turning his old dress shirts into masks for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blagojevich posted a photo on Facebook Friday where he recommended the idea for people feeling “a little stir crazy” during the stay-at-home order.
He said the shirts he was converting into face masks were garments he wore while governor, but added, “For obvious reasons, I haven’t worn them in a while.”
Blagojevich said he’s never sewn anything before, but that “it’s not hard once you get the hang of it.”
Blagojevich was released from a Colorado prison on Feb. 18 after his 14-year sentence was commuted by President Trump.