Patch Flash: Madigan Asked If She Can Juggle Being Mom and Governor
Chicagoland news to talk about: Pumpkins' Corgan to open Highland Park tea house on Thursday.
As speculation grows whether Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) will mount a challenge to Gov. Pat Quinn (D) in 2014, Madigan is already being pressed on whether she is fit to run for office -- because she is the mother of two young children.
While at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. last week, reporters asked Madigan whether she could be governor and still raise her daughters, who are ages 4 and 7.
"Wow. Does anybody ever ask that question?" she responded. "I'm very lucky to have the support of my family. My husband helps take care of our kids. But, I think more people should ask that of men running for office as well."
A last ditch effort to avoid a work stoppage by Lake Forest High School teachers failed shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday as they officially went on strike at 12:01 a.m. today with each side blaming the other for the lack of success. Representatives of the Lake Forest Community High School District Board of Education and Lake Forest Education Association teachers’ union (LFEA) went into a negotiation session with a federal mediator Tuesday immediately after the regularly scheduled Board meeting.
Meanwhile, the Chicago teachers strike enters its third day as parents joined teachers on the picket line.
The hip tea house owned by Smashing Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan and Ravinia Wine Shop owner Sharon Mackin-Norberg will open its doors in the Ravinia Business District on Thursday.
Madame ZuZu, located at the former Post Office in the Ravinia neighborhood of Highland Park, will offer a dozen international teas as well as Intelligensia coffee, desserts from Highwood's Bent Fork Bakery and swanky seating.
Performing Adele's 'Set Fire to the Rain,' Iliana Incandela of Glenview won the Chicago portion of “The Next” national singing competition featuring Gloria Estefan. She will compete in L.A. with singers from across the country for a recording contract with Atlantic Records.
A winning Illinois Lottery ticket from Saturday's Lotto drawing worth $3.25 million was sold at a Palatine convenience store. Mr. A's Liquor World at 855 N. Quentin Rd. sold the computer generated, Quick Pick ticket that matched all six numbers from Saturday's drawing. No one has come forward with the winning ticket to claim the $3.25 million prize just yet.