Follow the money

Chicago's aldermanic runoffs have drawn a lot of attention. First the focus was on all that union giving. Then the First CD Victory PAC, which supports the unions' opponents, came into focus. Now, we're left to wonder where this money is going.

Commonwealth Edison reported today that they've transferred $100,000 to their PAC. Since Com Ed was a big contributor to the First CD Victory PAC, one might think some of that money is bound for the Chicago runoffs. But Com Ed also has its hands full in Springfield, where rate hikes have prompted calls for re-regulation. There are good arguments that the money could be headed in either direction.

Anyone wanna guess?