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Sunday afternoon shorts

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006

· “Exelon officials took several steps that for years kept the public in the dark about radioactive tritium spills at a Will County nuclear power plant and the groundwater contamination the spills caused, public records obtained by the Tribune show.”

· “Cook County election officials say they are in desperate need of election judges to work Tuesday’s primary.”

· 6th CD roundup from the Sun-Times.

· 8th CD roundup from the Daily Herald.

· Money matters.

· Stroger roundup. More here.

· Shadow Island. Hilarious.

· Are churches key to the black vote? [Hat tip: It’s My Mind blog, who is probably going to get an invite to write at Illinoize very soon.]

· Phyllis Schlafly’s radio spot for Oberweis.

· Bernie predicts Blagojevich, Topinka, Birkett, Giannoulias, Mowen, Redpath.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


9 Comments
  1. - HeKnowsBarack - Sunday, Mar 19, 06 @ 1:40 pm:

    You can add the Bloomington Pantagraph to the growing field of Illinois media to whack Alexander’s campaign. ,
    Matt: At best this will be learning experience for Giannoulias. Lesson one: Don’t describe the convicted criminal Michael “Jaws” Giorango, whom your family-owned bank gave a loan to, as a “very nice person.”

    Giorango was found guilty in connection with a bookmaking ring that threatened debtors with bombings and beatings.

    To be fair, the shrewd genius of Springfield, Bernie Schoenberg tries to label the generally negative media coverage a a few stories about bad loans. Way to stay on top of things Bernie


  2. - Bill Baar - Sunday, Mar 19, 06 @ 1:57 pm:

    I’m a regular it’s my mind reader…. and speaking of Illinoize, when is the event?

    Still doing it in Springfield?


  3. - Bill Baar - Sunday, Mar 19, 06 @ 1:59 pm:

    about the 6cd… have any of the three Dem candidates talked about Fiengold’s censure? Have they talked about their views on impeachment?


  4. - Rich Miller - Sunday, Mar 19, 06 @ 2:11 pm:

    I tried to get us in as co-sponsors of the annual House-Senate softball game, but called too late. Next year. Things have been just so busy that I haven’t had time to breathe, let alone do a party. I’ll get on it right after primary day.


  5. - Anon - Sunday, Mar 19, 06 @ 2:15 pm:

    Money has not helped Obie Gidwitz.


  6. - Sango Dem - Sunday, Mar 19, 06 @ 3:31 pm:

    Anyone else notice that the latest Sangamon County Democrats and Chico Belle mailings don’t have any “paid for by” messages on them? Do the rules not apply a few days before an election?


  7. - Mrs. Curie - Sunday, Mar 19, 06 @ 4:09 pm:

    While the tritium leak was a minor thing, we need to make a Big Deal out of punishing those that were behind a coverup. It’s idjits like tme that make it so hard for nuclear to make a comeback against agitated citizen objections, and we NEED moer nuclear power. But we need it run with total honesty and transparency, with a scrupulous dedication to procedures. Anybody that doesn’t want to play by those rules needs to quit or go to jail.


  8. - Comet Fan - Sunday, Mar 19, 06 @ 6:19 pm:

    About the tritium spills. The Braidwood area has taxed taxed and taxed that power plant. Now they are probably going to go the lawsuit route. Once the gravy train derails - so will go all those nice ballfields and field houses that those taxes paid for. Just hope the settlements will cover the tax increases.


  9. - anony - Sunday, Mar 19, 06 @ 8:57 pm:

    Wow, Oberweis is really going to call himself te outsider in this race? First, he goes to GRyan for support then he promotes Sclafly endorsing him even though she endorsed Ryan a few years ago? He must be desperate to act like he has pro-life support.

    Just because he can’t get elected for any office doesn’t make him an outsider. I’m voting for the guy with a track record of fighting for the people of Illinois, even if it meant fighting against a governor of his own party. Bill Brady is the real independent conservative.


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