Chip Mitchell did a great story today about how a pro-Immigration group took out a Spanish-speaking ad on Univision criticizing senate candidate Mark Kirk. Kirk had endorsed a plan to send contraceptives to Mexico. Kirk said it would help decrease illegal immigration.
Once again, Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes has announced his campaign for governor. At a press conference Wednesday, Hynes unveiled his plan for how to close Illinois' budget deficit in the short term, and the long term.
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.