The recent controversy related to the Burr Oak Cemetery desecration scandal, pushed by the campaign of Governor Pat Quinn (both through press releases and a press conference early Saturday afternoon), all has to do with a couple of documents first reported on by the ABC7 investigative team:
Black Chicagoans looove Harold Washington. It's hard to find someone who will say anything bad about the city's first black mayor. Although Washington has been dead for more than 20 years, his spirit hovers over pockets of the city.
With three-term incumbent Bob Schillerstrom opting for a (now defunct) gubernatorial campaign, this high-profile west suburban post is open. It's attracted a seasoned - and competitive - field in the Republican primary.
Last night the Tribune posted to its website a story headlined "Years after Senate race loss, Quinn keeps interest alive -- by collecting interest on his loans." It pointed out that since his failed run for the U.S.
Three-term incumbent Dan Hynes has put in for that big promotion to governor, so this is an open office. Contested primaries will be held next Tuesday for both Democrats and Republicans.
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