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Thursday, March 25, 2010 01:45 pm
I’m going to tell you right up front that this is a column about the state budget and involves a little math. Wait! Don’t move on to the next story. I know this can get a bit tedious. But ...
Thursday, March 18, 2010 05:59 pm
Like all of the budgets proposed by governors in the past few years, Gov. Pat Quinn’s spending outline last week was an almost complete fantasy.  It has pretty much zero chance of surviving...
Thursday, March 11, 2010 04:52 pm
The Statehouse is buzzing yet again with talk of a new gaming expansion plan. This time, the players say, they have their acts together. Really.I’m always pretty skeptical of these big legislati...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 01:01 am
One of the biggest doubts about state Sen. Bill Brady’s gubernatorial campaign — assuming he survives a potential recount of the Republican primary — is whether he can transform hims...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 06:12 pm
Every night before an election day, I spend four or five hours on the phone with people I trust asking what they think will happen. There are always a couple of races that will have them stumped, but ...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 07:33 am

For Democrats, there’s trouble on the way

Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich told reporters last week that there might be a delay in the former governor’s criminal trial when a federal grand jury, as expected, hands down a new indictment. But ...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 09:06 pm
With the primary election just around the corner, just about everybody I know has asked me who I think will win the various races.I try to avoid making win/loss predictions, and this campaign season i...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 02:28 pm

Governor offers no plans for economic turn-around

“The Governor, at the beginning of each annual session of the General Assembly and at the close of his term of office, shall report to the General Assembly on the condition of the State and reco...

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