An obscure but noteworthy article in the Daily Northwestern, run by students at the Big Ten campus, notes that political operative Robert Creamer was honored on Sunday by the Democratic Party of Evanston--the most important party organization in suburban Illinois--for his career of achievement. Creamer, student journalist Ben Schaefer reports, won the Abner Mikva award, named for the respected reformist Democrat and judge.
It was another judge, however, that handed Creamer a sentence in federal prison in 2006-7 for check kiting and tax evasion. Creamer, whose political organizations produced most of today's Illinois politicians, including the current mayor of Chicago and many Obama acolytes, used a complex and fraudulent scheme to fund his left-wing activities. In prison, he wrote the political blueprint for forcing Obamacare on the American people.