Amid a crush of media and well-wishers, ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich left his Ravenswood Manor home on the North Side early this morning for a prison cell in Colorado.
- Blagojevich leaves home, heading for prison [Daily Herald]
- Blagojevich leaves home to report to Colorado prison [Chicago Sun-Times]
- Prison job, tedium await former governor Rod Blagojevich [USA TODAY]
- Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich steps off plane in Denver, headed for prison [Washington Post]
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday there's no way Chicago police officers would spy on Muslims or conduct surveillance operations in their communities like those carried out by New York officers in that city and neighboring New Jersey.
- Chicago mayor: City police wouldn't spy on Muslims [Wall Street Journal]
- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: City's police would not conduct NYPD-style surveillance [Washington Post]
Democratic Senate contender Alexi Giannoulias has had a good couple of weeks, placing negative stories about opponent Mark Kirk's resume in the Washington Post and the New York Times.
But although the campaign seems to be breaking Alexi's way these days, I have to question the strategy of initiating stories like this in the national media to the exclusion of Illinois political reporters. You know, the reporters who actually get read on a daily basis by people who vote in Illinois.