“LeAlan Jones has always been precocious.
At 11, he was discussing the war in Iraq with a TV journalist, sitting on a South Side stoop and fiddling with a baseball mitt while opining, “Bush wants too much oil.”
At 13, he made “Ghetto Life 101,” a documentary for WBEZ, following that up with a story about a five-year-old dropped from the window of a housing project. It made him the youngest journalist ever to win a Peabody Award.
Now, at 31, Jones is the Green Party nominee for the U.S. Senate. A poll [in mid-June] put him at 14 percent, which even he admits is mostly dissatisfaction with Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias.”