Independent gubernatorial candidate Scott Lee Cohen has enlisted some Chicagoans on the street to gather
signatures to get him on the November ballot without offering training
or instructions on how to do so properly. The individuals, paid $1 for
each name generated, have been told to stand outside of a Chicago pawn
shop owned by Cohen's brother. When an out-of-state reporter for the
Medill News Service was solicitied earlier this week, one signature
gatherer replied "It doesn’t matter, you’re a registered voter."