Central Illinois Gazette

Central Illinois Gazette

Just some stuff

I dont feel like writing about politics tonight. There will be plenty of that in the next week. But Ill make some other observations:

Birkett mulls a run for governor

The Associated Press is reporting that DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett is considering running for governor next year. The AP says that Birkett "narrowly lost" to Lisa Madigan in the race for attorney general in 2002.

Defection from Tod Satterthwaite's camp

Champaign County Board Democrat Tom Betz, who is Urbana Mayor Tod Satterthwaite's next-door neighbor, and who signed a fund-raising letter for the mayor a couple of months ago, now says he's supporting challenger Laurel Prussing in the Feb. 22 Democ