The Supreme Court quietly rejected a claim today that Barack Obama isn't eligible to become President, on account of his heritage.‚ Here's a blurb from the AP.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency
appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama
As the debate heats up on whether or not to commute former IL Governor George Ryan's prison sentence, we thought this would be a good place to present our local leaders' views on the subject.‚ We know that our biggest IL politician is staying neutral, but others have crossed party lines to give th
Today, Chicago's city council Finance Committee debated the proposed parking meter lease for three and a half hours. It was full of technical questions and a little debate, but Alderman Walter Burnett livened things up by oddly comparing the deal to Viagra, of all things.
I chatted with Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias about the state pension system and his E-bay auction today, and took the opportunity to ask him about his gubernatorial ambitions. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
With the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, Chicago finds itself at the center of international media attention. Reporters from as far away as India and Hong Kong descended upon Hyde Park this morning and Grant Park tonight. But that's just the beginning.
2008 will go down as a historic election, and not just because of the results. Turnout has exceeded expections, particularly in the morning hours. The Chicago Board of Elections is predicting that 80-82% of registered voters came out to the polls today, pushing the numbers over the 1 million mark.