* From a Scott Lee Cohen press release…
COHEN CALLS FOR END TO SENSELESS VIOLENCE
Knifing hookers exempted, of course.
* Speaking of hookers…
Villa Park police raided a “spray tan spa” Friday afternoon and arrested six people suspected of engaging in prostitution a day after a patron of the place told investigators that the business was supplying sex as well as tanning services, according to Villa Park Detective Sgt. Dan McCann. […]
The business came to the attention of police in February after the Tribune reported that a convicted prostitute who was the ex-girlfriend of Scott Lee Cohen, then the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, had worked for the operation when it was based in Glenview under the name Eden Spa.
Expect a press release soon: “Scott Lee Cohen boasts natural tan, cleans up crime!”
* Cohen’s enthusiasm knows no bounds. He recently trumpeted an endorsement from a tiny newspaper…
COHEN NETS FIRST MAJOR CAMPAIGN ENDORSEMENT
Kankakee City News Says Cohen Best for African American Voters
Chicago - Within two-days of being officially qualified for the November ballot, Scott Lee Cohen, received even better news when the Kankakee City News presented Cohen with its endorsement for Governor of Illinois.
“Needless to say, this has been a very good week for our campaign”, says Cohen. “I am honored to receive this prestigious endorsement from such a well-respected, African-American owned newspaper.”
In throwing it’s endorsement and considerable influence behind Cohen’sIndependent campaign for Governor of Illinois, the Kankakee City News and its Editor, James Taylor, explained that Cohen “best reflects the interests of the Illinois African-American electorate.” The newspaper’s endorsement went on to explain that Cohen is the only candidate in the race who “understands the many challenges facing Illinois residents in today’s economic environment.”
The paper has also endorsed Mark Kirk and Adam Kinzinger. It went with Kirk Dillard in the GOP gubernatorial primary. The only people to ever cover those endorsements were right of center blogs and the campaigns themselves.
* And then there’s this…
Scott Lee Cohen, the affluent Chicago pawnbroker who is running for governor as an independent, might seem an unlikely candidate to receive financial backing from a Cook County judge. […]
Mr. Cohen apparently impressed Anthony Lynn Burrell, a Cook County judge who made three contributions totaling $650 to Mr. Cohen’s campaign committee, Citizens for Scott Lee Cohen. Mr. Burrell’s donations, on Aug. 12 and Aug. 14, 2009, were made public in an amendment to a 2009 campaign finance report filed Monday.
Mr. Burrell declined to comment.
Illinois judges are required by the state’s judicial code of conduct to “refrain from inappropriate political activity” but are not prohibited from making political contributions.
From the Chicago Bar Association, which rated Burrell as “Not recommended for retention” in 2008…
Judge Anthony Burrell is “Not Recommended” for retention as a Circuit Court Judge. Judge Burrell was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1989 and elected to the Circuit Court in 2002. Judge Anthony Burrell has problems with punctuality and absences. In addition, Judge Burrell is poorly organized which affects his ability to run a high volume courtroom.
Maybe he should join the Cohen campaign.