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Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:18 am
If you ask anyone at the Statehouse about House Speaker Michael Madigan’s former chief of staff Tim Mapes, they’ll all say he “made the trains run on time.”Mapes made sure everything got done...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:17 am
Pointing out the holes in Maryann Loncar’s allegations against Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is like shooting fish in a barrel. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that absolutely everything she said was u...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:18 am
For weeks now, some Democrats have been wondering if their party intends to run a “coordinated campaign” this year and have asked what it might look like. A coordinated campaign means all the part...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:22 am
 Last week’s press conference announcing his latest amendatory veto was, without a doubt, the best press Gov. Bruce Rauner has had since he fired his top staff last July and brought in that Ill...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:16 am
 “Nothing’s more important for a governor than having a good budget because that allows you to manage the state to do your job.”Let that recent quote from former Gov. Jim Edgar as reported...
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:17 am
 Eastern Illinois University’s legislative liaison Katie Anselment had some strong words for legislators during an Illinois Senate Higher Education Committee hearing last week.Anselment testifi...
Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:17 am
Believe it or not, one of the questions I’m asked the most these days is: “When will Gov. Rauner and J.B. Pritzker start airing their general election TV ads?”A few weeks ago, Chicago pundit Dic...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:15 am
 Several months ago, House Speaker Michael Madigan’s chief of staff Tim Mapes made copies of candidate nominating petitions for what appeared to be every single candidate in the state, regardle...
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...

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