Alexi Giannoulias' lost Illinois millions

Democrat Alexi Giannoulias somehow got elected Illinois Treasurer. Now he's running for Roland Burris' senate seat and somehow his polling numbers are strong. Not that I pay all that much attention, but where did he come from?
Now comes a piece in the Chicago Daily Observer by veteran political operative Don Rose that discloses some disturbing information for his handling of the treasurer's office. Through carelessness or something else, he has lost tens of millions of dollars that Illinois parents had invested in Bright Star, a fund created to help kids through college.
This is must reading for everyone, and certainly worthy of being picked up by Chicago's major media.

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