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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
As you already know, Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka passed away last week.Topinka had a stroke the morning of Dec. 9 but that’s not what killed her. In fact, by the afternoon, she announced she was g...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Months ago, Emanuel scheduled a vote on raising Chicago’s minimum wage for the week after the General Assembly’s annual fall veto session. After the election though, retailers, restaurant ow...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Whenever a new governor is about to be sworn in, one of the most popular Springfield “parlor” games (which are usually not played in parlors, but in taverns, restaurants and friendly offices...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
Last December, Bruce Rauner appeared on a WLS Radio talk show program and revealed that he planned to form a new campaign committee to counter the power of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.“We...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 Bruce Rauner out-performed his fellow Republican Bill Brady’s 2010 gubernatorial election performance in every region of the state last week. As I write this, with less than half a percent of ...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
Some of you will read this column before the election, and some of you will read it after. I suppose I could’ve written two columns, but I’ve been kinda busy, so let’s talk about one of the weir...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 Perhaps the worst thing to happen to journalism over the years is its simplistic overreliance on the mere “appearance of impropriety” to justify big, splashy stories.No actual wrongdoing nee...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
I wasn’t hugely surprised when Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers contributed $30,000 to the Illinois Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor, Chad Grimm, earlier this ...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 The most important question asked of Bruce Rauner during last week’s gubernatorial debate in Peoria was posed by Jamey Dunn-Thomason of Illinois Issues.My pal pointed out that Kansas Gov. Sam...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 OK, so what we’re gonna do today is discuss some congressional races that you may or may not care about in order to talk about the governor’s race, which you probably do care about since you...

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