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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's renown tumbling team. FYI, Greta Van Susteren

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WASHINGTON--When I was chatting with Greta Van Susteren last night before guesting on a segment of her Fox show, "On the Record," I mentioned that Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is the founder of a well known tumbling team. Greta brought it up briefly-here's the explanation.

White figures in the controversy over the seating of Roland Burris in the Senate because he has declined to sign the document certifying the Burris appointment by the tainted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

While White has a long political career, he founded the tumbling team in 1959 to keep disadvantaged youths who lived in Chicago public housing projects off the streets.

The Jesse WhiteTumbling Team has been invited to perform in Obama's inauguration parade.

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Is there any honest politician in Illinois?

We know that one hand washes the other, but some call it PAY TO PLAY. No suprise!

Who Cares.

Tumbling team?
Wait a minute.
Fitz lacks an indictment.
Blago had just put the fear of losing state of Illinois biz in the hearts of Bank America.
Please.
Aren't there some REAL stories to do?

Lynn,

You are a terrific source of information on Chicago! I always enjoy your segments. Thanks for the work you do to keep us informed.

lynn...
you're the f...in best!! i knew harvard served you well!! the oba? we'll see. the guy keeps comparing himself to others, lincoln, roosevelt, kennedy.drag...foolish drag. guess it's that law school thing...the college, not.

Interesting! I didn't know it was the same Jesse White, but it's been a long time now since I've lived in Chicago. There are woefully few people who are willing to take the time and effort to develop programs to keep at-risk youth engaged in healthy activities. Those programs benefit all of us.

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