In the two weeks before the primary election, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn held about 40 campaign events and - by my count - 18 government events, according to a review of his public campaign and official schedules.
In a meeting legislators are describing as a first of its kind in the Illinois Senate, Republicans and Democrats got together to hear a presentation on state budgets from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
We went over to the Cook County Clerk David Orr's office to ask him about what the next steps are for a potential recount in the GOP gubernatorial primary. Steve Edwards led the way interviewing Mr. Orr. We went with a 50's instructional film motif.
Even though we weren't allowed into the fundraiser Rob Wildeboer got a lot of great audio at the Union League Club afterwards . Since Rob can only fit so much into a news spot, here's more from Brady. I grabbed a few clips that pertained to the two following topics.
I can't find record of Lt. Governor candidate Scott Lee Cohen actually partying at the Vertigo inside the Dana Hotel on Friday night. According to most Chicago news outlets, they staked out the club at the time he was supposed to arrive (9pm) and he never showed up.