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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...
Thursday, July 16, 2009 05:41 am
“You guys are going to have to come up with a new conspiracy theory,” Attorney General Lisa Madigan told Rockford Register-Star columnist Wally Haas last week about her decision to go for ...
Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:21 pm
As with any state legislative overtime session and possible government shutdown, “Job One” right now is making sure somebody else gets the blame. Last week, Gov. Pat Qu...
Thursday, July 2, 2009 06:51 pm

Meanwhile, Republican governor hopefuls posture and pontificate

Every Republican governor this state has had for the past 40 years has raised taxes. Republican legislators and most of their leaders have always been involved with those tax hikes. ...

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