Central Illinois Gazette

Central Illinois Gazette

About that Blagojevich money

Everyone seems to think that having $10 milion or more will make you an automatic winner in the governor's race. Just remember that Jim Ryan spent $13.1 million in 2002 and he lost.

More bad numbers for Blagojevich

The Chicago Tribune and WGN-TV also have a poll out that should shake up the Blagojevich crew (although Im sure theyve seen it in their internal polls). This one, also taken in early May, says that only about a third of the likely voters surveyed want t

Finally, a new Blago poll

Since Gov. Rod Blagojevich's handlers supposedly are always polling the public on the governor and timely issues, they won't be shocked by these numbers but other Democrats will.

Now, THIS is a tragedy

Dr. Martin Koeck, the 80-year-old retired physician from Sidney, and one of the really great people in Champaign County, tried his darnedest to do one more thing for Sidney -- that is, to offer the community a full-service, convenient grocery store. But i


As Sports Illustrated would say, "This week's sign of the Apocalypse."

Impeach Blagojevich??

A friend (who probably shouldn't be identified given the nature of her work) gave me a nifty, homemade "Impeach Blagojevich" button that I will display proudly at work, alongside my "McGovern-Shriver '72" bumper sticker. That reminds me that I should also

Trading (TV) Places

I ran into a friend today who said that the long-awaited TV station trade -- WICD-TV from NBC to ABC and WAND-TV from ABC to NBC -- is expected to occur in September.

Still waiting for Blagojevich to "rock the system"

You may recall that on March 7, Gov. Rod Blagojevich promised to "rock the system in Springfield" with a series of legislative proposals to clean up Illinois' campaign fundraising laws.

A great radio story

I could not believe what I was hearing Friday morning when this story was broadcast over NPR.

The First of Many

It's early -- about 19 months until Election Day -- but I think this is a pretty good sign that Rod Blagojevich is in trouble.