Emanuel, Garcia in ‘dead heat’ in mayoral runoff

Escort New OrleansA Chicago polling firm is calling metropolis’s runoff campaign between Mayor Rahm emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia a “dead heat.”

New numbers from Ogden & Fry show Garcia, part of the Cook County board of commissioners, within reach in the one-term Emanuel. Plus the firm warned how the Hispanic population under-polls, which means that population is underrepresented within the data.

“They’re likely dead even,” pollster Tom Swiss said Sunday night.

Ogden & Fry conducted two one-question polls to the Illinois Observer on Wednesday and Saturday. Emanuel had 42.7 percent support in the earlier poll of just one,058 likely voters 1 day after voters denied Emanuel an additional term outright. Garcia had 38.7 percent support in that poll. The safety margin was +/- 3.07 percent.

Inside the Saturday poll of 979 likely voters, Emanuel had 42.9 percent support to Garcia’s 38.5 percent. The margin of error was +/- 3.2 percent.

Both polls show 18.6 percent of respondents were undecided.

Garcia campaign manager Andrew Sharp said in a statement which the challenger’s camp was not surprised by the outcomes. Escort New Orleans

“We continue to assume that because the city learns a little more about Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia’s agenda for change, his support continues to grow. We have now seen a great deal of polls during the last couple of months and now we saw the outcomes in the election last Tuesday. One fact remains constant — a majority of Chicagoans don’t need four more years under Mayor Emanuel.” New Orleans Escorts

Steve Mayberry, Emanuel’s campaign manager, said in an email: “Chicago voters face a clear choice between Rahm, who has a transparent record and intend to create good jobs, and Chuy Garcia, who may have still did not get much else designed in nearly twenty years within the big issues facing the city, but who’s going to be abruptly making pie-in-the-sky promises and writing checks Chicago can’t cash.”


Blackhawks acquire Timonen from Flyers

The Blackhawks acquired veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen Friday in a very do business with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Blackhawks sent a 2015 second-round draft pick along with a conditional 2016 fourth-round draft pick for the Flyers inside deal.

Timonen has not played there is much surprise since he was told they have blood clots in his leg and lungs last early August. He was cleared by doctors recently and was scheduled to make his debut for that Flyers on Saturday.

The 39-year-old native of Finland ranks third among active defenseman with 571 points in 1,092 career games over 15 seasons with Philadelphia and Nashville. She has posted four goals and 31 assists in 87 career playoff games.

Chicago also announced which it placed defenseman Johnny Oduya on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. Oduya has tallied two goals and three assists in 60 games this coming year.

You can soon bid on a vial of Winston Churchill’s blood

In 1940, Winston Churchill said that he had “nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.” We can’t speak to the toil, tears, and sweat, but on March 12, Duke’s Auctioneers will put a price on Churchill’s blood.

The blood vial to be auctioned was collected at London’s Middlesex Hospital in 1962, when Churchill was treated for a hip injury, The New York Times reports. Patricia Fitzgibbon, a student nurse, kept the blood vial as a souvenir from Churchill’s visit. When Fitzgibbon died, she gave it to a friend, who is selling it this year, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death.

Timothy Medhurst, an auctioneer and appraiser at Duke’s, told the Times that the blood vial’s value “is a very difficult thing to estimate.” He added that the blood sample is “the most poignant and unique memorabilia” the auction house has ever seen. Medhurst expects the blood will be sold for at least $1,550 at the auction