Sunday, April 27, 2008

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - April 27, 2008

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- Tribune Investigation: The governor's $25,000 club Big campaign donors to Blagojevich benefit from state - Jeffrey Meitrodt, Ray Long, and John Chase
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/04/tribune-investi.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-blago-big-donors-bd27apr27,0,2909012.story
-- Rove: Kjellander feared the Fitzgeralds - Andrew Zajac
http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2008/04/andrew_zajac_while_downstate_i.html

DAILY HERALD
-- Start county anew? Breaking up is hard to do Suburbs splitting off to create 103rd Illinois county would be no easy task - John Patterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=180550&src=2
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Second Amendment opponent Nina E. Vinik disappointed in DuPage legislators
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=180350&src=
-- Independence Day Parades: Daily Herald promotes Duckworth's participation in Elgin's 2008 parade. Will the Daily Herald promote Roskam's participation in Wheaton's 2008 parade? When will the Daily Herald report that Republicans sponsored the Chicago Highlanders and an elephant in Wheaton's 2007 parade?
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=179020
-- FROM THE ARTICLE: "Senator McCain's not here," Bush said of GOP nominee-in-waiting John McCain. "He probably wanted to distance himself from me a little bit. You know, he's not alone. Jenna's moving out too." Bush then referred to scandals that have dogged the campaigns of the two remaining Democratic candidates, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, in explaining their absence: "Hillary Clinton couldn't get in because of sniper fire and Senator Obama's at church."
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=180669

ABC7
-- Clinton challenges Obama to Lincoln-Douglas style debate - AP
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=6105152

CBS2
-- Push To Impeach Blagojevich Gains Steam State Rep. John Fritchey Fears Criminal Indictment Against Governor May Soon Come - Mike Flannery
http://cbs2chicago.com/politics/blagojevich.impeachment.push.2.709175.html (Includes video clip)

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
-- Constitutional amendments busy lawmakers this year - Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/News/stories/29441.asp
-- Constitutional convention on the ballot - Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/News/stories/29441.asp
-- Any hope of progress in legislature? - Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/Opinion/stories/29408.asp
-- Statehouse Insider - Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/Opinion/stories/29407.asp

BEACON NEWS
-- 400 protest at Aurora abortion clinic
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/news/918043,2_1_AU27_PROTEST_S1.article

COURIER NEWS
-- Green Party joins fall election fray - Andre Salles
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/news/917927,3_1_EL27_A3GREEN_S1.article

NAPERVILLE SUN
-- Councilman says newspapers, magazines cost city too much Allowance is second-biggest expense in council budget - Mike Mitchell
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/917769,6_1_NA27_SUBSCRIPTION_S1.article

SOUTHTOWN STAR
-- The Legislature's penchant for pensions - Kristen McQueary
http://www.southtownstar.com/news/mcqueary/915616,042708mcqueary.article

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
-- Some state lawmakers' optimism for construction wanes - Mike Riopell
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/04/26/news/doc4812949f5b593592970402.txt

QUAD CITY TIMES
-- With no GOP opponent, Hare makes long-term moves - Edward Felker
http://mywebtimes.com/archives/ottawa/display.php?id=357528

WREX-TV
-- Boone County GOP Chairman Bob Turner Passes Away
http://www.weareillinois.org/connect/newsDetail.aspx?newsID=3531

ILLINOIS REVIEW
-- The DREAM Debate - Rosanna Pulido
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/04/the-dream-debat.html

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
-- Obama on McCain's Latest Scheme “This is one of John McCain’s latest schemes,” Obama said, saying it would save drivers only $25. . . Yesterday the RNC forwarded reporters a statement from Illinois State Senator Matt Murphy, who said that an Illinois state gas tax moratorium “passed in 2000 with Barack Obama’s help.” - Bonney Kapp
http://embeds.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/04/26/obama-on-mccains-latest-scheme/

AFP
-- As the Democrats fight, McCain quietly advances
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gtEsZ4lH3gTvrrwxecV5APe9JIPQ

NEW YORK TIMES
-- How McCain Lost in Pennsylvania - Frank Rich
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/27/opinion/27rich.html?ref=opinion

BALTIMORE SUN
-- Obama had help from wealthy donor Tech firm owner Robert Blackwell Jr. paid him a retainer, got his endorsement - Chuck Neubauer and Tom Hamburger
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation/bal-te.obama27apr27,0,6643312.story

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
-- Limbaugh seeks to sow chaos in Democrats' race - Carla Marinucci
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/04/26/MN3A10AP2P.DTL

NEWSWEEK
-- In the Rezko Trial, A New Name Surfaces: Karl Rove - Michael Isikoff
http://www.newsweek.com/id/134294

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