Duncan Names Rock N Roll Communications Chief

Peter 2 colorTribune columnist Eric Zorn confirms today that Arne Duncan plans to

bring communications guru Peter Cunningham with him from Chicago to be

his communications chief (Change of Subject).

Feared and loathed by critics of CPS, Cunningham has helped engineer a

long string of good news about Duncan and the Chicago school system.

He also spent six years as head speechwriter for Mayor Daley, and did

stints working for other politicos before that (Hartigan, Burris (!),


A bit of a character, Cunningham is often seen at local music

venues like The Hideout. He plays in a band and his daughter is a


Anyone got a good Cunningham story to tell? Now's the time.

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