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Thursday, June 10, 2010 10:03 pm
Political reporters and pundits have a bad habit of saying: “If present trends continue.. . .” The truth is, in politics, “present trends” almost always change. Last week, Illi...
Thursday, June 3, 2010 01:41 am
Illinois House Republicans had a universal message for Rep. Bob Biggins (R-Elmhurst) last week: You are officially an outcast.Rep. Biggins infuriated his fellow Republicans by switching his position a...
Thursday, May 27, 2010 01:29 am
Twenty years ago, Secretary of State Jim Edgar and Attorney General Neil Hartigan ran for governor against each other. Both men released their tax returns without much fanfare.Four years later, Gov. J...
Thursday, May 13, 2010 03:04 pm
One of the things that became crystal clear last week during the Illinois Senate’s debate over a new state budget was that the Democratic legislative leaders have completely broken the budget-ma...
Thursday, May 6, 2010 08:52 pm
I was out with some political buddies the other night and the subject of Bill Brady’s taxes came up.Just about everybody agreed that Brady should never have released his tax returns. All he did ...
Thursday, April 22, 2010 05:29 am
Almost nothing frightens state legislators more than redistricting. The drawing of new legislative district maps after every census causes more bouts of heartburn than just about anything else.Take a ...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 01:12 am
It seems like everywhere you look these days, the Illinois Democrats are getting hammered. Most of the Democratic carnage is self-inflicted, like the Scott Lee Cohen debacle, or the brutal gubernatori...

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