Emil Jones, 74, retired

Jones, an old-school politician, is the former president of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a> Senate and had been one of former <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007479" title="Rod Blagojevich" href="/topic/politics/government/rod-blagojevich-PEPLT007479.topic">Gov. Rod Blagojevich</a>'s steadfast supporters in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101101011274" title="Springfield" href="/topic/us/illinois/sangamon-county/springfield-PLGEO100101101011274.topic">Springfield</a>. Like many other politicians, Jones would not rule out running for mayor.
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( Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune / January 13, 2009 )

Jones, an old-school politician, is the former president of the Illinois Senate and had been one of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's steadfast supporters in Springfield. Like many other politicians, Jones would not rule out running for mayor.

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