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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
 A bipartisan chorus seemed to rise as one last week to urge Gov. Pat Quinn not to appeal a ruling by a Cook County judge. The judge ruled that the governor had violated the state Constitution wh...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:32 pm

Looking at GOP gubernatorial candidate running mates

For a moment, let’s flash back to a poll I commissioned last month. The Aug. 13 Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll surveyed 1,102 likely Republican primary voters.The poll found that 74 percent of ...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:16 pm
Several members of the Illinois General Assembly’s special pension reform committee told me last week that they believed a final proposal would emerge within the next week to 10 days. The confer...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 04:52 am
After the House Republican caucus meeting last week, several members gathered at a local watering hole to toast their new leader, Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs.Notably, several House Republicans ...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 04:48 pm
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has focused like a laser on his absolute disgust with public employee unions like AFSCME, the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. The wealthy former business executive claims the unions are the root of most of Illinois’ problems and has decried the “corrupting” influence of their campaign cash on ...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 08:22 am
“Ask her,” Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan told a Sun-Times reporter last week. The journalist wanted to know why Madigan’s daughter Lisa would consider running for governor k...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 01:17 pm
Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, was apparently taken aback a few weeks ago when his standard public comments about not ruling out a race for governor were taken as a dramatic sign that he might very well...

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