With so many rumors going on around here I am surprised at this one, I have even heard people say Blagojevich should appoint Fitzgerald to the Senate seat Obama opened up, to get him out of here, rather out of Blagojevich's hair.
There are so many openings in this state for political positions. The Senate appointment may create another opening. If Jesse Jackson Jr. gets it that leaves his Congressional seat open.
Some say Emil Jones, soon to be former State Senate President, retired for a reason, maybe another Senate seat?
Rahm Emanuel leaves a congressional seat open, possible contestants for it are two of the Cook County Commissioners, either Forrest Claypool or Mike Quigley. That may lead to a CC Comish seat being opened up for anointment/appointment, (interchangeable terms here).
Then there is the Governor's race, and really who hasn't been mentioned? Every day I hear another one.
Not to mention the fact that Obama still has not picked his staff in DC. How many more will exit and leave a vacancy?
Since we have not had a President from Illinois in the lifetime of it's residences we get to hear more of each and every move Obama makes on local news. We are at an advantage of knowing the appointments from this State. We have been seeing many interviews re-run that Barak Obama did before he was ever in the running for President.
I would not want to live in his neighborhood, with all the police and secret service visibly there and blocking off many roads this must be a headache for the locals.
A big news event, Porter Airlines is now at Midway. This is good that after loosing ATA Midway is getting another airline, but I am surprised at how few jobs will be created because of it. But it will bring in revenue to the Airport, any is better than none.
Only 20 more jobs with this?
Porter Airlines made its debut in Chicago Wednesday under a water canon salute.
The airline is providing 20 new jobs to Chicagoans and service between Chicago and Toronto where Porter is based.
"Midway has not seen service to Canada in nearly 20 years, so it's a milestone on two fronts - international service to Midway and new service to Canada," said Erin O'Donnell, Chicago Aviation Department.
Officials on both sides of the border hope the new airline will further enhance the relationship between the U.S. and its number one trading partner.
"The U.S. exports four times as much to Canada as we do to China," said John Nay, U.S. Consul General. "It's that big, and it's that important to the U.S."