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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...
Thursday, July 30, 2009 07:36 pm

Erasing five years of preschool progress, and other travesties

Moments after members of the Illinois State Board of Education voted to cut the board’s budget by a net $180 million last week, an activist group called Voices for Illinois Children sent out a...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 07:20 pm
The budget — if you can call it that — which passed the General Assembly last week has as much as a $5 billion hole in it, borrows over $7 billion from Wall Street and state ve...

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