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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:21 am
On election night, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan started making his usual post-election calls to his Democratic members asking for their support for his own reelection as Speaker. But at leas...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:18 am
 There’s been a lot of spin from the Illinois House Democrats about how last Tuesday’s losses were not that big of a deal. Don’t believe it.During the national Republican electoral wave two...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:18 am
 During any given campaign season, one or maybe two state legislative campaigns wind up running ads on Chicago broadcast television stations. But in the age of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s gigantic camp...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:22 am
 Democratic House candidate John Bartman was appointed to the ballot in July when Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) dropped out of the race to run for McHenry County Board chairman. Bartman is not get...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:19 am
 Presidential candidates set the turnout. That’s the race voters care about the most by far, so everybody else who’s running down-ballot essentially has to work within the structure of that y...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:19 am
A harsh new TV ad slams Rep. John Bradley (D-Marion) for supporting a convicted sex offender. It’s described by the Republicans as a form of payback for all the sex offender-related ads that the Hou...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:17 am
Gov. Rauner attended a meeting last week of his “Cabinet on Children and Youth,” but it’s not known if he pulled aside one of its members, State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, for a lit...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:18 am
 Since his inauguration, Gov. Bruce Rauner has consciously aped Washington, D.C.’s notoriously noxious battle to “win” the daily media spin cycle. Rauner has a set base of talking points ba...

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