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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 03:18 pm
Before last Friday’s horrific school shooting in Connecticut, people on both sides of the concealed carry debate were saying privately that they did not expect Attorney General Lisa Madigan woul...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 01:31 am
One of the most fascinating things about the media frenzy surrounding state Sen. Donne Trotter’s arrest last week was that not one of his Democratic 2nd Congressional District opponents immediat...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 04:11 pm
For the past few years, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago has been one of the most feared participants in the state’s pension reform debate.Ty Fahner, a former Illinois attor...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 10:24 pm
Back in 1992, Latinos made up about 8 percent of Illinois’ population, yet only 1 percent of that year’s total Election Day voter pool was Latino. The trend continued for years. Latinos ju...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 05:30 am
There’s nothing quite like the spectacle of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan when he’s out to get somebody.Just ask state Rep. Skip Saviano, R-Elmwood Park.The two men used to be all...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 07:08 am
Independent expenditures in state legislative races are closing in on the $2 million mark since July 1, with most of that spending coming in the month of October, Illinois State Board of Elections rec...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 11:15 am
Ever since I published a poll last month showing indicted former state Rep. Derrick Smith, D-Chicago, leading third party candidate Lance Tyson in the 10th Illinois House District race by a mind-boggl...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 07:38 am
One way of getting around the state’s new campaign contribution caps is by forming a lot of different campaign committees. State law forbids people from forming more than one committee (except f...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 11:19 pm
There’s not a lot that a state legislative candidate can do when his or her party’s presidential nominee starts to tank. The presidential race drives turnout to the point where down-ballot...

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