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Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 03:08 am
I’ve been saying for the past couple of years that Illinois government is one of the biggest drags on our state’s economy. Now, a new survey shows just how true that is.The survey was cond...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 01:48 am
Six Illinois House Republicans voted with 55 Democrats last week to approve a civil unions bill. But a few of the Democratic “Yes” votes were a bit more surprising.All but one of the six R...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 08:04 pm
One of the consequences of Gov. Pat Quinn’s laser-like focus on Chicago and Cook County during this fall’s campaign is that he won just 20-22 of the state’s 59 Senate districts, acco...
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 02:12 pm
One of the very top officials in Bill Brady’s campaign told me a few days after the election that he believes Brady lost to Gov. Pat Quinn for one reason: The pro-choice group Personal PAC.Brady...
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 12:14 pm
Without a doubt, the worst place to be right now in Illinois politics is the state’s House Republican caucus.Their leader, Tom Cross, went “all in” this year against House Speaker Mi...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 06:32 am
I will never forget the night Paul Lis was fired.My parents were at my house, but I refused to budge from my barstool because I couldn’t miss this. Not for them. Not for anybody. Lis was a bigti...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 06:29 am
I joked to a Democrat last week that I seriously doubted state Rep. Kevin McCarthy (D-Orland Park) would ever vote for a legislative pay raise again after getting whacked so hard by the Republicans fo...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 06:22 pm
It’s not every day that a group almost nobody has ever heard of gives $175,000 to a single state legislative candidate. But that’s just what happened on Oct. 7 when Stand for Children Illi...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 12:58 pm
The race for governor appears to be seriously tightening. The U.S. Senate race has been close all along. Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White, both Democrats, are surely he...


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