Gov. Pat Quinn marched down Cermak Road where Cicero meets Berwyn, a white sash designating him grand marshal of a mushroom festival parade perched across his shoulder, but it was his celebrity sidekick who captured the crowd's attention.
"I love you, baby! Keep doing what you're doing, baby!" a woman yelled at Martin Sheen, who stopped to quickly explain that he was there to help the governor get re-elected.
The woman spied Quinn a few paces back. "I love you, too, baby," she said, drawing laughs.
By now, the governor is accustomed to being an afterthought. Powerful fellow Democrats often treat Quinn as though he were still the outsider he was for...