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Hump Day Political News Roundup

By Kevin Robinson in News on May 16, 2007 4:00PM

2007_5_cowboy.jpgWe're not sure what to dedicate this week's round up to: Rudy Guiliani salivating as he was "asked" about a fictional terrorist attack in last night's debate, Tom Tancredo's vow to double the size of Guantanamo Bay if elected, or Tommy Thompson's large ears and no neck. Ah screw it, this one is dedicated to Rod Blagojevich's hair. Here we go:

Mayor Daley Is a Funny Guy. No, really, he is. Go read Mick Dumke's piece at the Reader. We aren't even going to try to summarize the humor.

Hillary Comes Late to Her Own Party. Hillary Clinton came to Chicago on Monday, to raise some bucks (a relatively small amount, only pulling in around 100K), and put Barry on notice. Although records indicate that he has raised about 10 times as much as she has here, Hillary isn't leaving Chicago alone. In fact, one of the Pritzkers (J.B., to be exact) is heading up her national campaign. His sister, Penny, is involved in Obama's national campaign. No word yet if either candidate gets a discount at Hyatt hotels.

More Changes in Local Immigration Laws? Students in Illinois that are undocumented may be eligible for state-backed student loans, provided they have a B average, if a controversial bill makes it through the State Senate. "Whether you're a citizen or a permanent legal resident or an immigrant, you ... should have a right to an education," Sen. Martin Sandoval (D - Chicago) told the Sun-Times. The loans would be predicated on students signing an affidavit affirming that they would seek citizenship as soon as they are eligible. And State Senator Tony Muñoz (D - Chicago) is sponsoring legislation that will allow unlicensed immigrant drivers to apply for a driver’s certificates and acquire auto insurance. Citing the cost of insurance on motorists, as well as safety concerns, Muñoz said in a press release, “Illinois roads would be safer for all if non-licensed drivers could get tested, get certified by the State, and get insurance.”

Image via Working Cowboy.