You had to like Dick Devine's way of announcing Thursday that he's not going to make a U.S. Senate bid. "I've decided to be one of the few persons in Illinois not running for the job," he said. With city Treasurer Miriam Santos about to take the plunge following announcements by Pat Quinn, David Wilhelm, Dick Durbin and, let us not forget, Jalil Ahmad-an Arizonan about to move here-Devine may be right. He said his decision does not preclude him from future political plans, but he wants to concentrate on his shift to the Shefsky & Froelich law firm.
Dee Dee doesn't: Although ex-White House spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers has pulled out of her Monday appearance on "The Tonight Show"-where she could have chatted with still-scheduled Hugh Grant-host Jay Leno's folks have kept the legal theme alive by booking "Law & Order" TV star Jill Hennessy. Haven't had enough of Hugh and his scandal-lite yet? He may do David Letterman's talker July 19.