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Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
Back in mid-August, near the end of his summertime TV advertising blitz, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner scored 14 percent in a Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll of likely GOP primary vo...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 Perhaps the biggest loser in last Tuesday’s historic passage of a gay marriage bill in Springfield was the National Organization for Marriage.The group, based in Washington, D.C., has been at...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
 The rich irony of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan denouncing somebody else for attempting to be a “kingmaker” is so obvious and laughable that I can’t help but wonder why a guy who�...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am
Back when Richard M. Daley was Chicago’s mayor, hizzoner would hold a big, splashy press conference every year with cops and prosecutors and crime victims to unveil his new state gun control legisla...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am
 Let’s take a quick look at the campaign finance disclosure reports filed last week by some of the statewide candidates, shall we?• Bill Brady – It goes without saying that the mere $66,104...
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 ...

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