From Kurt Erickson in the Illinois Herald & Review:
Q. Is it true that Barack Obama wants to charge reporters money to cover his Election Night activities, which are being staged in Chicago's Grant Part?A personal note: I am driving through Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky for research on my upcoming Lincoln biography. Anybody like-minded (or even contrarian-minded) wanting to meet up, would love to hear from you (email in the left margin)…
A. Yes. This is Illinois. Even reporters have to pay to play.
Q. Is this common practice?
A. No. Usually we tell the truth without having to give our credit card numbers to politicians.