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Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:18 am
I’ve read, watched and heard a whole lot of commentary about the upcoming state budget negotiations during the past few weeks, and it pretty much all ignores recent history and focuses instead on on...
Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:19 am
 The oddest political couple in all of Illinois did pretty well in last Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Two years ago, progressive firebrand Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia helped lead Berni...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:17 am
House Speaker Michael Madigan cares most about three House votes: The votes every two years for both the next Speaker and the House rules; and the vote every ten years on the new state legislative dis...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:18 am
Sources in both parties said last week that their tracking polls were showing a dip in support for Sen. Daniel Biss and a trending increase for Chris Kennedy in the Democratic primary race for governo...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:18 am
 Every election cycle, House Democratic candidates have to pay what can be thought of as a “Madigan tax.”The “tax” is the amount of extra campaign money, labor and ingenuity required to o...
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 12:16 am
Last year’s state budget caused some real consternation among local government leaders because the General Assembly cut their funding.The budget slashed their share of the state income tax by 10 per...
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 12:18 am
A recent statewide poll taken for Sen. Daniel Biss’ gubernatorial campaign showed Gov. Bruce Rauner is much less liked by Illinois voters than his fellow Republican President Donald Trump. The...
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:21 am
A little perspective may be in order. Lots of political junkies, media types, etc. went gaga after last Monday’s Chicago Tribune editorial board faceoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and stat...

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