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Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:19 am
Illinoisans are undeniably furious about the way their government has been running (or, more accurately, not running). They’re looking for solutions and some are grasping at anything within reach.A...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:18 am
 Nobody, and I mean nobody, ever thought that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration could ever keep state operations running for a year without an actual state budget.State and federal courts have...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:20 am
 Near the top of any list of Illinois government’s many problems is that House Speaker Michael Madigan has made a decades-long game out of messing with the minds and the agendas of our governor...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:18 am
After what happened last week, it’s clearer than ever that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has no fear of what Gov. Rauner could do to his members this fall. And Madigan has even less fear of...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:18 am
 It has looked to me for a very long time that House Speaker Michael Madigan has been waiting for an existential state crisis to force Gov. Bruce Rauner to back completely away from his anti-unio...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:28 am
We saw some examples last week of why school funding reform is so difficult to accomplish in Illinois.House Republican Leader Jim Durkin appeared with Gov. Bruce Rauner at Lyons Township High School,...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:17 am
 With yet another poll showing plunging Downstate support for Gov. Bruce Rauner in a Republican district and the intense Republican freakout over Donald Trump’s impending presidential nominatio...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:23 am
Theresa Mah (D-Chicago) was never given much of a chance at winning the 2nd House District Democratic primary race on March 15 against a well-known political name who had a huge demographic advantage....
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:20 am
 A blog post appears to have helped at least temporarily break the long stalemate at the Illinois Statehouse.Rep. Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) wrote up a story and I posted it on my blog (http:/...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:20 am
“The governor has linked things together,” Senate President John Cullerton said at a speech to the City Club of Chicago back in January. “We don’t have a budget because he’s got his ‘Turna...

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