WASHINGTON--The Obama White House on Wednesday was defending President Obama's tax compromise with Republicans--which has drawn criticism from Democrats--by highlighting support from a variety of Democratic mayors and governors the Obama team is collecting.
So far we have not heard from Chicago's Mayor Daley. Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney asked about Illinois Gov. Quinn and got this reply from a spokesman:
"Governor Quinn is strongly supportive of President Obama and his commitment to bolstering our nation's economic recovery. The Governor supports extending unemployment benefits for the hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents who are without work. The Quinn administration will closely review and follow the federal legislation once it has been introduced. Without an extension of unemployment benefits, more than 260,000 Illinois residents would exhaust their benefits by the end of February."