As I described a few weeks ago, there have been some changes to the news desk.‚ The new morning team has graciously accepted to share the blogging load with me, but there seems to be a bit of confusion on their part.‚ See, they both referred to me as a former blogger.‚ This simply isn't true. The whole plan was to divvy up the blogging, so we all get a chance to post, and this sucker gets put on the web site every day. Sure, I haven't posted since then.‚ But is it my fault that these guys are so darn proficient that‚ a new Daybook is almost always up before I even stroll into work at 10 AM? That was a rhetorical question by the way. Anyway, I blame a certain unnamed web "editor" for missing these blatant inaccuracies. In The News
- We got a fun little e-mail from Alexi Giannoulias, after news broke that Lisa Madigan had met with President Obama about the 2010 Senate race.
Statement from State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias regarding U.S. Senate race: "Voters in Illinois are facing the most troubling economic times in decades and they want leaders who will solve problems and fight hard every day against the political insiders who have failed us. When Barack Obama ran for this seat in 2004, he was not the choice of the insiders. He became the choice of the people because of the strength of his ideas and his ideals. Illinois has been ill-served by state party leaders who think they know better than voters. Now more than ever, anyone who seeks this seat must convince voters they have the ideas that will get our economy on its feet and put our people back to work, not just prove that they have the political clout to demand a clear field and win appointment.Sam Hudzik is all over the brewing jockeying for position.
- Advance Illinois, an education advocacy group led by former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar and mayoral brother/former U.S. Secretary of Commerce William Daley issued a report on the state of education here.‚ Not everyone is sold on the findings though.
- Unemployment numbers for Illinois are out again.‚ We just hit a 25 year high (or low, as it were).
- And things might get even worse, if this announcement from Exelon is any indication.