From Dennis Byrne -
Last minute personal smears by radical pro-choice group funded by big money contributions and backed by Rahm Emanuel's Democratic machine carries the day for Illinois Supreme Court justice.
Never heard of Fred Eychaner? Then you need to read this post in With Both Hands, a blog by a genuine Chicagoan, Pat Hickey. Eychaner is the Daddy Warbucks of the "progressive movement," that funds radical political groups such as Illinois Personal PAC.
The "winners" reference in the headline is to the Democratic primary race for Illinois Supreme Court justice. In that race, Mary Jane Theis won the easy nomination for a 10-year seat on the high court, easily beating a field of contenders and an expected closer race. One of her opponents was Aurelia Pucinski, an appellate court judge, former Cook County Circuit Court clerk and daughter of the legendary northwest side alderman and congressman, Roman Pucinski.