from left, Sun-Times reporter Tim Novak; columnist Carol Marin; reporter Chris Fusco; Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney; editorial page editor Tom McNamee; publisher Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. listen as Marin questions Sen. Barack Obama. Above, Obama and Sun-Times editor-in-chief Michael Cooke (photos by Lynn Sweet)
Fusco and Obama looking at documents.
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CHICAGO--White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) tells the Chicago Sun-Times in an exclusive interview Friday that Tony Rezko--on trial for corruption charges-- is still a friend: "with the caveat if it turns out the allegations are true, then he’s not who I thought he was, and I’d be very disappointed with that.
"I would say I was shocked as a lot of people in Chicago were shocked to lean the difficult financial straits he was in because no one suspected that at the time."