It's kind of a stretch to call Roland Burris' statement a press conference. He didn't take questions, he didn't give much new information and he didn't even talk for 90 seconds. Nonetheless, Mike Rhee and I were there. See, I took this photo:
I remembered that newly appointed RNC chairman Michael Steele was a speaker at the Republican National Convention. He was a guest at the IL delegation breakfast. He spoke for about 8 minutes and tried to rally the delegation behind John McCain and the new VP candidate Sarah Palin. Here's the full:
People all over Chicago are talking about the 14 year old who fooled the Chicago Police Department into treating him like an officer for 5 hours. Yesterday Mayor Daley called for the commanding officers to be held accountable, but I think there's someone else who is culpable: Burt Reynolds.
If you were listening closely to Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearings this morning, you may have heard John Kerry (the new Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman) welcome Chelsea Clinton to the proceedings along with her mother. Sen.
If the Blagojevich/Burris drama isn't surreal enough for you, then I add to the saga this link from TMZ. TMZ is the hollywood gossip site and television show that mainly chases stars from their cars to club/restaurant/grocery store/dog groomer. But they showed up in D.C.
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