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Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
 Out of power for a dozen years and hobbled even before that by anti-patronage court rulings, the state’s Republican Party infrastructure has all but collapsed.So, part of GOP gubernatorial nom...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
 A poll taken for Rasmussen Reports earlier this month found that Gov. Pat Quinn’s unfavorable rating was 55 percent. That’s pretty darned bad, and perhaps the worst in the nation. But G...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
A long time ago I asked Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan why he never golfed at his golf outing fundraisers.Madigan explained that he was a terrible golfer (he’s since improved, I’m told). I...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 am
 Worries about low Democratic turnout in an off-year election for an unpopular governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s millions in campaign spending are obviously driving...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am
 It turns out that the governor and the two Democratic legislative leaders met privately for at least several days to negotiate details of Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget address.The highly unusual mov...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 It didn’t take long for Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner to drop the word “unions” from his vocabulary.After bashing public employee union leaders for months as corrupt bosses...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 Way back in 1992, I did a story about Dan Rutherford’s first run for the Illinois House of Representatives.The House Democrats back then were quietly spreading rumors about Rutherford’s priv...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
“There was no money allocated at all before the election of 2010,” Gov. Pat Quinn told Chicago TV reporter Charles Thomas about allegations that the governor had spent millions in state anti-viole...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 Some Illinois Legislative Black Caucus members are saying “I told you so” in the wake of a stunning state Auditor General’s investigation into misspending, waste and possibly even fraud in...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
 Illinois state Sen. Kirk Dillard told Chicago radio station WLS-AM last week that Republican county chairmen ought to try and get Bill Brady and/or Dan Rutherford out of the governor’s race so...

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