* Alvarez revels in upset, more here
* Peraica comes out fighting vs. Alvarez
* Decoding Rezko: Breaking down his pending trial; the prosecution’s evidentiary proffer
* Stroger claims foes ‘smacked in the face‘ by election results
* Stroger’s new plan: Cut budget, hike tax; more here
* DOE official apologizes for mocking FutureGen site, Illinois
C.H. “Bud” Albright says he’s sorry for saying the federal government isn’t interested in “building Disneyland in some swamp in Illinois.”
* Illinois awards grant for sculpture to mark race riot
* Crowded ballots, economy spell disaster for proposals
Of the 14 Will County referendum requests on Tuesday’s ballot, 12 failed - some by margins of 40 percent or more.
* Wrap-up Wednesday
The surprise on Super Duper Tuesday in Illinois was at the state level, not the national level. Illinois still played a significant role February 5 by doling out more than 200 presidential delegates to the Democratic and Republican candidates, but the state got lost in the mix of 22 states that held primaries that day.
* Jim Oberweis already campaigning, though opponent in doubt; more here
* Democrat won’t concede yet in race for Hastert seat
* Congressman Mark Kirk’s father dies of pulmonary fibrosis
* Handley leaving state job to join cable TV group
* Blagojevich Announces State’s First Court Victory For Equal Pay
* Can Obama, like Harold, get Latino lift?
* Obama’s Rezkopportunity knocks
* Little-known ballot name Illinois son
Sen. John McCain may have won Illinois Tuesday, but Republican presidential candidate James C. Mitchell walked away from Super Tuesday with 456 votes.