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Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:23 am
Theresa Mah (D-Chicago) was never given much of a chance at winning the 2nd House District Democratic primary race on March 15 against a well-known political name who had a huge demographic advantage....
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:20 am
 A blog post appears to have helped at least temporarily break the long stalemate at the Illinois Statehouse.Rep. Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) wrote up a story and I posted it on my blog (http:/...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:20 am
“The governor has linked things together,” Senate President John Cullerton said at a speech to the City Club of Chicago back in January. “We don’t have a budget because he’s got his ‘Turna...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:28 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner has hit a brick wall attempting to convince House Speaker Michael Madigan to come to the negotiating table to talk about ending the long governmental impasse, and then working...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:19 am
 It’s almost impossible to make a deal with somebody who won’t accept reality. And that’s been the case in Illinois for over a year, as Gov. Bruce Rauner has made one politically unrealisti...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:20 am
 “He was a god in that district,” a high-level Rauner guy told me about state Sen. Sam McCann’s poll numbers from before this year’s Republican primary campaign began.Benchmark polling ta...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:20 am
Illinois Republicans have long complained that House Speaker Michael Madigan’s campaign organization doesn’t just beat you, it destroys you. Madigan doesn’t always set out to merely win; he want...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:20 am
 “How do they sleep at night?”It’s a question I’m asked a lot these days. The inquirers always wonder how Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan and their more full-throated ena...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:18 am
 A name from the past has been leading the charge for Jason Gonzales’ Democratic primary campaign against Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.Blair Hull, the hugely wealthy but unsuccessful...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:20 am
There are always two audiences for formal gubernatorial addresses: 1) Legislators who actually attend; and 2) Everyone else outside the Statehouse who watch it or read about it later.Gov. Bruce Rauner...

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