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Morning Watch - February 27

Feb 27, 2013

Pen to paper: Jesse Jackson Jr. plans to write a memoir to "clear up his legacy," the Trib reports

Calling Kelly: Robin Kelly wins the Democratic nomination to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr, WBEZ reports

Carry conversation: The Illinois House debates concealed carry for nine hours and votes in favor of banning guns in schools, casinos and on public transit, the Trib reports

Vote: An Illinois House committee OKs the same sex marriage bill, sending it to the floor for a vote, the State Journal-Register reports

Dominick domination: Despite allegations of corruption and voter intimidation, Larry Dominick is re-elected Cicero town president, FOX 32 reports

It's a job: Crain's Greg Hinz says it would be a refreshing change to see a 2nd District congressman simply do his or her job. 

Presidential power: Chicago State University employees are confused - Wayne Watson still considers himself president, but the board of trustees says Sandra Westbrooks is acting president, the Trib reports

Top down: The Trib's editorial board says the governor should plan to step in if Chicago State can't step up. 

Funding flips: Thirteen aldermen leave $4.7 million unspent in "menu" money, forcing Rahm to bend rules on rolling over funds, the Sun-Times reports

Marriage mission: The Sun-Times' editorial board says the Illinois GOP's stance on gay marriage is self-destructive. 

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