Suburban Political Recount

Roskam's ad blitz aims to shred opponent's credibility

Posted by Joseph Ryan on Thu, 10/09/2008 - 11:32

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam launched an ad blitz today aimed at destroying his opponents credibility.

Democratic challenger Jill Morgenthaler has yet to get on the air and the one-two punch of a 1 minute radio spot and 30 second TV ad threatens to define her as early voting starts next week.

The ads paint Morgenthaler as a "crony" of Gov. Rod Blagojevich who helped "convicted felon" Tony Rezko land Iraqi leases.

"That's shady," the ad says of Morgenthaler.

And to push it just an extra bit further, the ad blasts Morgenthaler for not living in the 6th Congressional District.

Morgenthaler served as Blagojevich's homeland security chief. She is a retired Army colonel who served in Iraq.

Here is the TV spot and the radio spot, which started runningon on 780AM this morning:

Suburban Political Recount

Durbin-Sauerberg, Round II tonight

Posted by Joseph Ryan on Thu, 10/09/2008 - 10:45
You can listen to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican Steve Sauerberg debate tonight. The radio debate starts at 8 p.m. on 780AM in the Chicago area. Here is a loot at what happened in the last debate on Monday in case you missed it... Republican Senate candidate Steve Sauerberg accused incumbent Dick Durbin of turning a blind eye to Democratic dysfunction in Springfield and also called for keeping American troops in Iraq as the two candidates met Monday in their first debate. Durbin, seeking a third term in the U.S. Senate, countered that Sauerberg would end the Medicare and Medicaid health programs if he could. He also reminded voters of his clout in Washington as the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate.

All Bull - Chicago Bulls

First games should spice up a quiet camp

Posted by mikemcgraw on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 22:48
Between the baseball playoffs and the disappointment from last season's 33-49 finish, the first 10 days of Bulls training camp have been unusually quiet. The media turnout has been light. Most of the time, the three big papers, plus a Comcast cameraman and producer have been the only ones waiting in the Berto press room. Also, this year's camp has been short on storylines. We can't write about what's happening in practice, since we're not allowed to watch. Then of the 13 Bulls with guaranteed contracts, the only newcomer is Derrick Rose. But with the opening preseason game against Dallas coming Thursday, Rose has the ability to turn up the buzz real quick. The notoriously shy point guard even flashed some humor the past two days in interviews.

Joe Sports

Local focus: Mark Woodsum

Posted by Lindsey on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 22:07
When it came time to choose a college, Mark Woodsum tried to let his parents, Greg and Melody, off the hook. On one hand, the 2005 Buffalo Grove graduate had a chance to attend Northwestern. As a walk-on. At the family's expense. With a slight chance at earning a scholarship somewhere down the line. On the other hand, Woodsum could attend any number of Div. I-AA schools that weren't nearly as expensive -- plus he'd have at least as good of a chance to see the field.

Click here - Tech

'Coupon Mom' has the tips to save you big bucks/ AIG gets more cash / Sad guys on the trading floor

Posted by Cj on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 17:38

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Some guys on the net are "Turning the economic crisis into one of those clever internet memes."

Yes AIG is receiving more cash.

AIG Gets More Government Bailout Cash
Only one day after it was revealed that AIG had sprung for a $440,000 spa vacation shortly after getting an $84 billion government-loan bailout comes this report: The government is loaning AIG another $38 billion.

So much for the lawmakers being upset about AIG 440,000 party at tax pauor expense. The Lawmakers are so upset tht a day, ONE DAY, after the hearings our beloved goverment gives them another 36 BILLION. That will show AIG that the tax payor has had enough. You Betcha. Why don't the just empty the treasury and put us out of our misery

Posted by: Robert | October 8, 2008 6:43 PM

Suburban Political Recount

Fitzgerald testifies for McCain against Obama

Posted by Joseph Ryan on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 16:07
Former U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald of Inverness came out today for the John McCain campaign to say Barack Obama is no reformer. "It is not something he actually does when he gets in office," Fitzgerald said in a conference call with reporters. "I don't ever recall him working across party lines. He is a very partisan and ideological Democrat." Fitzgerald said Obama "rode the Chicago machine" to power and never once questioned Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Fitzgerald worked for two years with Obama in the state Senate between 1996 and 1998. At the time, Obama was in the early part of his first term and Fitzgerald was running for U.S. Senate. Obama served as the ranking Democratic member on one of Fitzgerald's committees.

Between the Circles

Khabibulin speaks

Posted by TimS on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 15:19
There was no ducking out a back door on Wednesday. Nik spoke to the media after practice but said very little. He wouldn't talk about the negotiations that apparently broke down over the weekend between his agent and a team in Russia. "I'm still here and when I play I'm going to do the best I can to help the team win and make the playoffs," Khabibulin said. He claimed he wasn't frustrated. "Why would I be?" Nik said. "I'll play when I get the chance. I'm still part of the team. I'm happy to be here." Khabibulin avoided the question when asked if he felt he wasn't wanted. "Dale never expressed that," Nik said. Savvy said he still won't announce his starting goalie for Friday's opener in New York until that morning...

Chicago's Inside Pitch

Help with Hendry's to-do list

Posted by Bruce on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 12:48
First, a couple of things before we commence to helping Jim Hendry plan his off-season. (He didn't ask me for the help, by the way.) I fully expect the Cubs to pick up the $7 million option on pitcher Rich Harden today. Expect something this afternoon. The Cubs knew of Harden's health problems when they traded for him last July, and that's why he came relatively cheap in terms of what the Cubs had to give up. Second, can it get any sillier than raising a fuss over somebody busting up a water pipe at Dodger Stadium? From what I hear, this is the fourth time this year something like that has happened at Dodger Stadium. No big deal. The Cubs pay the bill, and everybody moves on. And who cares who did it, just like who busted up Sammy's boom box?

Getting Prepped

Latest round of AP votes

Posted by coachbu on Tue, 10/07/2008 - 22:28
8A 1. Maine South 2. Lincoln-Way East 3. Bartlett 4. Naperville North 5. Loyola 6. St. Rita 7. Mt. Carmel 8. Fremd 9. Brother Rice 10. Hinsdale Central 7A 1. WW South 2. East St. Louis 3. Geneva 4. Glenbard West 5. Carmel 6. Rockford Boylan 7. Machesney Park Harlem 8. Fenwick 9. Crystal Lake South 10. St. Charles East 6A 1. Rock Island 2. Cary-Grove 3. Springfield Griffin 4. Bloomington 5. Normal 6. Lemont 7. Joliet Catholic 8. Oak Forest 9. Peoria Richwoods 10. Danville 5A 1. Metamora 2. Montini 3. Nazareth 4. St. Francis 5. Marian Central Catholic 6. Decatur MacArthur 7. Washington 8. Cahokia 9. Sterling 10. Geneseo 4A 1. Bloomington Central Catholic 2. Driscoll 3. Aurora Christian 4. Breese Mater Dei 5. Quincy ND

Getting Prepped

Another bad break for Blake

Posted by coachbu on Tue, 10/07/2008 - 22:19
Won't be long before basketball is upon us. Unfortunately for Schaumburg senior Blake Mueller, his wait will be longer for the second straight season. A torn ACL suffered a few weeks ago that required surgery will likely keep him out until some time in January. The 6-foot-5 Mueller, who was a key varsity contributor as a sophomore, missed a big chunk of time last season with a torn ACL but returned and had a huge game in a sectional semifinal win over Highland Park.