*** UPDATED x1 - Announcement made to staff *** Rauner’s chief of staff likely to be replaced today
Friday, Oct 6, 2017
*** UPDATE *** It’s been announced at the staff meeting that Kristina Rasmussen is out and Heaton is in.
* I told subscribers about this widespread, absolutely pervasive rumor earlier this morning…
I started hearing it on Wednesday night and by last night I was getting flooded with texts and calls.
Heaton is a former US Attorney for Central Illinois. He’s been the governor’s top public safety guy. He’s also in the Samuel K. Gove Illinois Legislative Intern Hall of Fame, which I didn’t know until a little bit ago.
* But I didn’t mention this one, partly because Patty wouldn’t even come close to confirming it…
I still think it’s likely happening in the near future, however. She would definitely be an improvement.
* We may know more about Rasmussen/Heaton when this staff meeting gets underway, or maybe not. I’m hearing some don’t believe it will be announced that soon…
…Adding… The Sun-Times needs to restore their old stories. This is from a blog post I did in 2006…
We can’t. And the link to the Bernie story referenced in that post isn’t working either.
…Adding… Somebody sent me the full text of the Mark Brown column. Click here.