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Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 06:00 am
A few weeks ago, I asked a top Republican what his party’s plan was in the ongoing war over campaign finance reform. “We are not for some sham ethics bill,” the official said, then a...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 01:49 am
Underdog Democratic U.S. Senate candidate David Hoffman has a new poll which purports to show that he’s in the hunt, but the camp of Democratic primary rival Alexi Giannoulias says there’s no way the poll is accurate....
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 05:09 pm
One of Gov. Pat Quinn’s favorite lines is “I speak truth to power.” He uses it almost all the time, and has for years. It appears to be a verbal tic. Quinn has grown so accustomed to saying it for so long that he can’t stop himself. He said it once while explaining how he would pitch his income tax hike plan to average voters....
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 06:21 am
A couple of years ago, Rod Blagojevich told me during a private conversation that all the talk about how close he supposedly was to indicted fundraiser Tony Rezko was just that....
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 04:53 am
There were no spectacular backdrops in place when Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes officially announced his campaign for governor the other day. No pretty pictures for the TV cameras. No gathering of hi...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 06:26 pm
As expected, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s new book paints himself as the hero of Illinois politics and blames everyone but himself for his troubles. He also tries to settle an old score. Blagoj...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 06:26 am
There’s been quite a bit of private grumbling by Democratic county party chairpersons and other party leaders about Comptroller Dan Hynes’ decision to run in the February primary against G...

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