Meeks forced Guv's hand
Suburban Chicago News May 30, 2006 -- About three years ago, newly elected state Sen. James Meeks was wondering where he could get a desk in Springfield.
"He called me and said that Senate President Emil Jones (D-Chicago) was refusing to give him office space," recalled Burton Odelson, who was Meeks' election attorney.
Meeks had run as an independent candidate for the Senate against incumbent Democrat William Shaw, the Dolton mayor and close personal friend of Jones. .... [more]