What would you say if you had three minutes to say whatever you wanted to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley? Dozens of people got their shot Tuesday night during the first of the city's public hearings on the 2010 preliminary budget (and most of them didn't stick to the three-minute time limit).
There's been plenty of speculation over whether RFK's son, Chris Kennedy would run for U.S. Senate or Illinois Governor in upcoming elections. The leader of Merchandise Mart Properties has put all the speculation to rest today by announcing he won't be running for anything in the near future.
Last month, Illinois U.S. Senator Roland Burris clearly said he would not be a candidate in the 2010 election. That's why this was a bit confusing: in an interview with ABC News, Burris ever-so-barely left open the door to a run. "You never say never," he said.
It seems like every other day more politicians say they're thinking about running for a new office, launching exploratory committees or finally pulling the trigger on a candidacy. We know it's hard to keep track of it all. It's even confusing us, and it's our job to keep track of it all.