Our reporter Doug Donovan is sending updates from the coutroom throughout the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon.
The jury's latest note, read aloud at 11:40 a.m. by the judge, said the jury was "making great progress." It requested a 15 to 20 minute break for jurors to get fresh air and to take "time to think."
"I personally need a smoke," read the note, penned by juror 12. Three others also wanted a cigarette.