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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. ...
Thursday, June 18, 2009 05:22 am
It’s tough to find people who truly believe that Gov. Pat Quinn will ultimately pull the trigger and give the go-ahead to draconian budget cuts in the coming fiscal year in order to...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 02:30 pm
The Democratic Party was given a clear mandate in the past two election cycles, but they completely blew it last week. The Senate has more than a three-fifths majority, the House i...


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