With or without Daley at the helm, it's time to make some other big plans that have the power to stir all of our souls.
Let's show the world what Chicago culture is all about with some new events: Relay races with plain white envelope hand-offs. Blame volleyball. Synchronized aldermen.
Patti Blagojevich is complaining about "the incredible bias of the press in this state" in a blog comment. Wow.
John Ashcroft can be sued for being such a dick, Meghan McCain is hot for Blago, and Michael Duvall says he didn't do the things he was caught on tape bragging about.
Damn you, Fitzgerald! What were you thinking stopping Gandhi Blagojevich from fulfilling his life's work helping to save the world?
Blagojevich would be wise to put aside any profits from his new book, because if he's convicted on the federal charges against him he will have to surrender those profits to the state of Illinois.
No one in the race has the resume, experience or heft required of a U.S. Senator. In fact, the bench in Illinois is pretty weak right now, among both Democrats and Republicans.
Michele Bachmann doesn't want to be "Palinized." Rod Blagojevich impersonates Elvis. Miley Cyrus impersonates Britney Spears. And John Edwards ... well, you knew it all along.
Before shamefully heading to the dustbin of history as the Lego-haired embarrassment he is, Blagojevich gave the world the final star-making performance it'd been waiting for.
The Parking Ticket Geek tells about a growing parking meter revolt on the South Side and warns that a meter vigilante may be lurking in the shadows, plus the best place to watch Blagojevich's continued breakdown.
If Illinoisans want to put a stop to the culture of corruption, as they claim in poll after poll that they do, then they have to do something about it. It's not all up to Patrick Fitzgerald.
I met Jackson in the spring of 2003 when I was writing a profile of then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. She was impressive, strong willed and minded and, initially, difficult.
Obama's straight and narrow contrasts with Blagojevich's down and dirty, and it is no wonder that one man sits in the White House while the other awaits a federal home of a different variety.
Perhaps Proft will be successful. After all, the Illinois governor's office has been a welcoming place for crackpots.
Stewardship will solve the equal opportunity corruption in the United States if more and more of us will take our stewarding duties seriously. It's only going to work one individual at a time.
The most risible language contortions this side of Dick Cheney's tortured definitions of "torture" surround mavericky Sarah Palin, whose regular butchering of the English language rivals that of George W. Bush.