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Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:18 am
 According to a recent poll, Gov. Bruce Rauner is a whole lot less popular than a one-cent-per-ounce state sales tax on sugary drinks.The poll of 800 registered voters taken Feb. 15-20 for the Am...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:19 am
If you’re running for office anytime soon or if you currently hold office or are a “public figure,” please try to keep one thing in mind: So far, the only person to prove he can thrive by talkin...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:20 am
 Before Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget address last week, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno made a rare visit to the Senate Democratic caucus meeting.Radogno assured the Democrats that she...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:19 am
You may have read a news story or two about the latest blistering report from New York-based S&P Global Ratings about Illinois’ fiscal and economic woes.But it’s far more brutal than anything...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:21 am
The latest Illinois credit rating downgrade from Fitch Ratings is chock full of phrases that could be used in the next campaign cycle against the governor and other incumbents.The one that’s made th...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:19 am
Question the timing all you want, but last week’s legal filing by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to stop paying state employee wages without an official appropriation is long overdue and is completel...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:21 am
On a fairly regular basis back in the day, state Sen. Barack Obama would walk up to the Senate press box and bum cigarettes off me. That was when people could smoke in the Senate chambers and back whe...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:18 am
If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats’ nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan’s reelection last week, it would be either “defensive” or perhaps “joyless.”The s...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:20 am
 Back in December, Gov. Bruce Rauner was asked by a Chicago TV reporter if he planned to run for reelection. Rauner said he wasn’t focused on such things.Just three days later, Gov. Rauner...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:16 am
Let’s take a look at headlines from just one day in December:– The state’s bill backlog tops $11.3 billion as the political impasse preventing a budget deal drags on.– Chicago’s murder rate...

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