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Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 07:02 am
“I... I... I... I... I couldn’t fathom what I would say to those two girls,” U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald stammered last week when asked what he would say to Rod Blagojevich&rsqu...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 03:20 am
It’s a fairly common Statehouse phenomenon that bills will zoom out of the Senate or the House and then flame out in the other chamber. People in the other chamber just don’t always care a...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 03:34 pm

GOP charges racial gerrymandering includes east side with Decatur

While all eyes last week turned to the Republicans’ lawsuit against the new federal district map for U.S. congressmen, a similar GOP lawsuit against the legislative district map for Springfield&...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 06:28 am
In an exclusive interview last week, CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy said he’s more than ready to leave Illinois if he doesn’t get what he believes is a “fair” tax dea...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 03:30 pm
An apparent legislative drafting error has created a massive loophole in the state’s new campaign contribution limit law, and ComEd and its parent company, Exelon, have been aggressively exploit...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 03:32 pm

But reality about cuts and revenues seems to be gaining ground

It’s long been a tenet of public opinion that voters want the government to cut its budget and don’t want new revenues, but also don’t want any actual programs slashed. However, the ...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 05:37 am
Illinois Democrats can be excused for feeling more than a little spooked these days. And there’s probably no greater example about why they are so worried than the stunning announcement earlier ...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 03:33 pm
Gov. Pat Quinn has been trying to get rid of Illinois Power Agency director Mark Pruitt almost since the day Quinn was sworn into office. He finally did it, but the move is backfiring. The governor is...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 10:33 pm
Earlier this year, when it was disclosed that Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget director had handed out two pay raises to top staffers on the same day that the governor signed the income tax increase into...

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