Yesterday Governor Quinn told the Illinois General Assembly that if they sent him a budget that cut social services, he would veto it. Hours later, the legislators did just that. So it's valid to wonder what the folks in Springfield are thinking. That's where TweetIllinois.org comes in.
Last night the Illinois General Assembly faced down their deadline for a new state budget- consistently one of the most exciting legislative days of the year. If listening to our coverage of the process isn't dynamic enough for you, Twitter can provide a Rashomon-like alternative.
Last night we posted the transcript of Sen. Roland Burris' wiretapped conversation with Rob Blagojevich regarding his Senate appointment. Today the Federal Court for the Northern District of Illinois released the actual audio of the conversation.
The Better Government Association announced Tuesday that former ABC-7 political reporter Andy Shaw would become the group's new executive director. That role had been vacant since January when Jay Stewart left to go work for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.
As Justin mentioned, the life and career of Danny Gans has become a source of fascination for some of the City Room since his untimely death last Friday. Having never visited Vegas, I'd never encountered his towering billboards and had no idea who he was.