Pulse: Will Rutherford run for governor?
February 19, 2012 7:38PM
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford talks about the Cash Dash program Monday, Feb. 14, 2012, at The Herald-News in Joliet, Ill. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 21, 2012 8:03AM
Wikipedia says Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford “has indicated he plans to run for governor of Illinois in 2014.”
But during a stop at The Herald-News last week, Rutherford said that may or may not be true.
“Just last week I met with my staff and I said, ‘Somebody go to Wikipedia and proof this,’ because, you know, that isn’t us that posts that,” he said of the entry. Wikipedia is like an online encyclopedia that can be added to and edited by the public.
Rutherford wouldn’t say either way if he will run.
“We’ll see what the future holds,” he said. “It’s too early to rule it out. It’s too early to say yes.”
It’s a complaint, but not quite right
New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann was quoted in The Herald-News last week saying he has not heard any complaints about traffic delays caused by Canadian National Railway trains.
Baldermann called back the next day to say that he had heard from a New Lenox commuter who uses Metra’s Rock Island line and said the train has had more delays caused by conflicts with freight trains.
A Metra spokesman, however, said Canadian National should not be blamed for delays on the Rock Island track, which Metra owns.
Christian roots, but not Catholic
Some people think Silver Cross Hospital is a Catholic institution because of the word “cross” in its name. But it’s not, said spokeswoman Tracy Simons. The nondenominational hospital was started by the Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons, she said. The group, a Christian service organization, uses a Maltese cross as its symbol.
To honor its founders, Silver Cross had a limestone wall and cross chiseled off a building that dates back to 1919 at its Joliet location. The mini wall was moved to the entrance of the new Silver Cross Hospital, which will open Feb. 26 in New Lenox.
Cindy Cain and Bob Okon contributed to Pulse.