As the job market twists and turns and we await the September job numbers, we here at the WBEZ Blog have a solution. If you want the economy to rebound and more jobs to become available, why not have more political campaigns?
The Cook County Democratic Party -- all 80 ward and township committeemen -- meets Friday at the Hotel Allegro in downtown Chicago to pick its slate of candidates. Thursday, about half the committeemen heard final pitches from candidates, and recommended some endorsements to the full committee.
President Obama launched his health care‚ missive yesterday in front of the joint session of Congress. So how did our local representatives react to the speech? And what do they need to see from Health Care reform? Here is the local round-up, sans those who declined or didn't call back.