Central Illinois Gazette

Central Illinois Gazette

Eisendrath says he's in

Chicago Democrat Edwin Eisendrath told me today that he's going to challenge Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the March 21 Democratic Party primary.

When do I get my December golf game in?

It hasn't been above freezing all month (nine consecutive days) and there doesn't seem to be any chance of getting above 32 degrees before Monday. The cold and snow are putting my streak of 19 consecutive months of golf play at risk.

How about this for a GOP ticket?

Remember all the complaining three years ago about how out of balance the Illinois Democratic Party slate was -- nothing but Chicagoans from governor to treasurer?

A most obscure reference

There on pages 52 and 53 of Sunday's (Dec. 4) New York Times Magazine is a photograph of what presumably is the computer monitor of the late writer Susan Sontag. (It's never actually identified as such but that's the impression the reader is left with).

This is progress?

From upcoming N-G Area History column:

Heaton gets interim U.S. attorney appointment

This just in:

At least four want to be U.S. attorney

This is from my Sunday column in the print edition of The N-G:

See you at the Turkey Trot

Thursday morning

75 years of frustration, going on 80

Here's a little "bonus coverage" off of Sunday's column on the lack of Democratic sheriffs in Champaign County -- at least for the last 75 years.

This explains LaHood's reluctance to back Winkel

Whoa, now here's an interesting development in the saga of who will replace Jan Paul Miller as U.S. attorney for central Illinois.