* ABC 7…
Immediately after Chicago State University officials announced to reporters that layoffs were looming due to a lack of state funding, state Rep. Ken Dunkin unexpectedly took over the platform to discuss his bill to fund the state’s public universities.
During the impromptu press conference, Dunkin, a Chicago Democrat who is running for re-election, called on residents to urge their lawmakers to approve his proposed HB 6409.
CSU officials, who attempted to stop him, said Dunkin’s press conference was not approved.
You gotta do what you gotta do, I suppose.
* Meanwhile, from Public Radio…
At a South Loop debate last night, Dunkin asked his opponent how she could be for criminal justice reform but still hammer him on a mug shot from his past.
“If that’s all y’all have to talk about, keep bringing it,” Dunkin said. “And I thank you for it, by the way. And you’re gonna have to answer to God, too, young lady.”
His opponent, Juliana Stratton, said that mug shot is relevant to the campaign.
“We’re looking at issues of aggression toward women,” Stratton said. “We’re looking at failure to pay child support.