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Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:18 am
 Every election cycle, House Democratic candidates have to pay what can be thought of as a “Madigan tax.”The “tax” is the amount of extra campaign money, labor and ingenuity required to o...
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 12:16 am
Last year’s state budget caused some real consternation among local government leaders because the General Assembly cut their funding.The budget slashed their share of the state income tax by 10 per...
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 12:18 am
A recent statewide poll taken for Sen. Daniel Biss’ gubernatorial campaign showed Gov. Bruce Rauner is much less liked by Illinois voters than his fellow Republican President Donald Trump. The...
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:21 am
A little perspective may be in order. Lots of political junkies, media types, etc. went gaga after last Monday’s Chicago Tribune editorial board faceoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and stat...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:17 am
 For a while now, the book on Chris Kennedy has been that he may not be cut out for a career in politics, despite his famous last name and pedigree as the son of Bobby Kennedy and nephew of John...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:20 am
Assistant Illinois Senate Majority Leader Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) has retired after almost 30 years in the General Assembly.Sen. Trotter has been talking about retiring for years, but he has repeate...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:20 am
 Whenever a dramatic new element is introduced into a political campaign, it’s always instructive to watch how the targeted candidate responds. Did the candidate appear ready for the new turn o...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:18 am
 Just days before the 2010 general election, then-Sen. Rickey Hendon (D-Chicago) introduced then-Gov. Pat Quinn at a Chicago rally by calling Quinn’s Republican opponent a “racist,” among o...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:18 am
 “I’m not in charge,” Gov. Bruce Rauner said recently, “I’m trying to get to be in charge.”Rauner said he’ll “get to be in charge” by taking away House Speaker Michael Madigan�...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:21 am
If you were worried that House Republican Leader Jim Durkin wasn’t taking his primary race seriously enough, think again.As you may already know, Leader Durkin is being challenged by Burr Ridge Mayo...

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