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.
Did you know that Chicago was the site of TWO tax day "tea parties" today? Of course there was one in Federal Plaza earlier today, but did you know the other one is happening just outside our studios on Navy Pier?
It's no secret that Hideout co-owner Tim Tuten is a big Obama supporter. His Bucktown music club hosted numerous fundraisers for Obama the candidate and put on "The Big Shoulders Ball" in DC to celebrate the inauguration of Obama the President.
The Sun-Times, in its usual subtle manner, is trumpeting Cardinal George's comment that Notre Dame's inviting President Obama to deliver its commencement address brought "extreme embarrassment" to Catholics.
If one politician gets to speak for 41 minutes, it's a great opportunity for every other politician in the state to speak for at least a moment or two. So it goes for Gov. Quinn's first budget address from earlier today.
Here's the rogues' gallery:
Chenoa, IL Republican Senator Dan Rutherford