• Oh no, Joe! Capitol Fax Blog awards new Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios “a kazillion chutzpah points” for hiring son ($48,000) and sister ($86,000) in first week on the job. BGA says it’s time for the county to establish nepotism rules.
  • Razzing Rahm. Claiming that “nobody is impressed by an empty chair,” Sun-Times editorial laments mayoral contender Emanuel’s decision to skip next week’s candidate forums, telling him that voters deserve to see and hear him with other candidates in unscripted settings. BGA agrees.