Good Monday morning, Illinois. Today we remember the day of infamy at Pearl Harbor, and maybe we should think of the daily Covid-19 deaths that way too, writes Sun-Times’ Neil Steinberg.
Todd Ricketts isn’t ruling out a run for governor, according to a source close to the Cubs co-owner.
The revelation follows Tim Schneider’s announcement over the weekend that he is stepping down as state party chairman, prompting chatter that Ricketts, who is also chairman of the Republican National Committee’s finance committee, may be a possible — though unlikely — replacement.
“Todd thinks Tim did a great job as state chair. As Todd is continuing as RNC Finance chairman, he will not be a candidate for state chair,” the source said, which leaves Ricketts’ options open for a statewide run.
Schneider’s exit has prompted a flurry of interest — and name-dropping — about who might replace him, including: retiring Congressman John…