* Jerry Weller, R-IL, is stepping down. At least he’s got some nice beachfront property to retire to, or perhaps he can get a sinecure from the FRG. Somebody should pay attention to what he actually does next, though.

* Sun-Times publisher John Cruickshank is returning to his native Canada to head the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s news division. What will become of Jennifer Hunter?

Update: Jennifer Hunter is staying on as the S-T senior Obama expert, according to Crain’s. (h/t so-called “Austin Mayor”)