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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 01:25 pm
Redistricting is a time for stock-taking; for looking back and looking ahead. State legislators who’ve been around a while are suddenly faced with the often stark reality of signing on for anoth...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:15 pm
There are lots of different angles to Gov. Pat Quinn’s highly controversial decision to unilaterally refuse to pay scheduled, contractual pay raises to unionized state employees, so let’s ...
Thursday, July 7, 2011 07:43 am
While Rod Blagojevich’s jury found him guilty on 17 felony counts last week, jurors found him not guilty on one count and deadlocked on two others. Not much has been written about those other co...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 01:31 am
Gov. Pat Quinn was willing to offer up only the tiniest of face-saving possibilities to the Illinois Senate Democrats last week: Drop your budget demands, and we’ll talk about them this fall, bu...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 04:51 am
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says he had a simple message for House Republican Leader Tom Cross in the waning hours of the spring legislative session: “See you in July.”As you ...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 03:37 pm
In all the years I’ve covered Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, he has never allowed his chamber’s Republican minority leader to best him. A minority leader might score a win here an...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 01:53 am
Shortly after Gov. Pat Quinn introduced a budget this year which was way out of balance, called for even higher taxes and increased state spending, the General Assembly decided to ignore him.That was ...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:32 am
Statehouse paranoia and angst are always at an all-time high every 10 years in Springfield.Why? The new state legislative district maps are drawn, and that highly political process always involves gen...

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