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Thursday, April 15, 2010 01:12 am
It seems like everywhere you look these days, the Illinois Democrats are getting hammered. Most of the Democratic carnage is self-inflicted, like the Scott Lee Cohen debacle, or the brutal gubernatori...
Thursday, April 1, 2010 02:42 am
In roughly ten and a half hours last week, the House and Senate introduced, debated and passed sweeping pension reform legislation by overwhelming majorities in both chambers. The breadth of the legis...
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 ...


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