The kid’s allright - Part 2
Monday, Mar 26, 2007
I saw Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias hanging out on a park bench near the Statehouse last week, shoes off on a beautiful day, Chicago Olympics financial report in hand.
We talked about various things, and he mentioned to me that former Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka wasn’t getting enough credit for the recent Bright Start college savings program revamp. I was planning to do a piece about that this week, but the Tribune editorial board beat me to it…
Giannoulias told me last week that Topinka also got the ball rolling in a major way on cleaning up the Springfield Cellini hotel mess, but that she didn’t want to take credit for it during the gubernatorial campaign because it would have brought up a sore subject.
Again, high praise for Giannoulias. He didn’t have to share credit, but he did. Class act.
Also, in case you were wondering if he was playing hooky from work, Giannoulias made it a point to say he was on his lunch break.