Friday, Feb 24, 2006
Â· Krol says that Gidwitz attacks could backfire
Â· Illinois tourism surges.
Â· Tollway has new interim director.
Â· More Tribune endorsements.
Â· Lawmakers voice concern over plan to sell student loans.
Â· Nurses want to reduce shortage by improving working conditions.
Â· “Gov. Blagojevich has reappointed an Illinois State University trustee whom student environmentalists had sought to remove after the company he owns was linked to a series of oil spills.”
Â· Is it just me, or is the US Attorney’s office going a bit overboard?
Blagojevich said he hasn’t seen a groundswell for resumption of executions.
Â· The nickname appears to be sticking.
Â· It’s a restless hungry feeling, That don’t mean no one no good. When ev’rything I’m a-sayin’ You can say it just as good. You’re right from your side, I’m right from mine. We’re both just one too many mornings An’ a thousand miles behind.
Â· Another quote of the week, this time from Tollway board chairman John Mitola:
â€œIn todayâ€™s political climate, everythingâ€™s going to be investigated,â€ Mitola said of the subpoena. â€œThereâ€™s apparently a lot of young prosecutors sitting around needing to be busy.â€
Â· I just realized I had the wrong date on this morning’s Capitol Fax. Oops.
Â· And, yes, the rumor is true. I’ll be writing a monthly Sun-Times column starting early next month.