* From the Belleville News-Democrat’s police blotter…
Governor Quinn, 34, of East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass to land and warrant arrest by East St. Louis police.
Some parents were apparently quite prescient back in 1979.
…Adding… I’m told by a local criminal justice type that Governor Quinn’s full name is Governor Quinn IV. So, some parents were uncannily prescient 100 years ago or so. Wow.
* From DNAInfo…
For the first time in years, Republican candidates for governor are honing in on the city of Chicago and some say the GOP’s Chicago “clubhouse” in Lincoln Park is now a must-stop for any campaign.
The 43rd Ward Republicans already hosted state Sen. Kirk Dillard in mid-September, and this Saturday, the group will host State Treasurer Dan Rutherford for a meeting at 2768 N. Lincoln Ave. […]
Dillard was the first of the candidates to stop by the office on Sept. 14 and had coffee and doughnuts with about 40 attendees before giving an hourlong speech and opening up to unlimited questions, Cleveland said.
Um… He gave an hour-long speech?
Is he Fidel Castro now?
* From an article in the Southern Illinoisan about Bruce Rauner’s new running mate…
Sanguinetti, who moved to Chicago to attend The John Marshall Law School after graduating from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in piano performance,
Rep. Dan Burke, the Statehouse’s resident piano player, may have some competition on the horizon.
* And from a Tribune article about the proposed Illiana Corridor…
At one point, [Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Chairman Gerald Bennett] referred to the Illiana as a “highway in nowhereland,” but he later apologized for that comment, saying he meant to say “farmland.”
Arrogant regionalism much?