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Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner didn’t completely close the door to higher taxes last week during a speech at the University of Chicago, but he made it very clear with what he said and what he did that he wants h...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 A solid majority of Illinoisans want newly inaugurated Gov. Bruce Rauner to find common ground with the Democratic legislative majority rather than be confrontational, a new poll finds. However,...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
We have likely received an early lesson in how the upcoming spring state legislative session will play itself out with new Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and a Democratic General Assembly.The Democr...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 There’s little doubt that the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka would’ve continued her straight-talking ways during a Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner administration. Topinka was “good copy” for...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
As you already know, Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka passed away last week.Topinka had a stroke the morning of Dec. 9 but that’s not what killed her. In fact, by the afternoon, she announced she was g...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Months ago, Emanuel scheduled a vote on raising Chicago’s minimum wage for the week after the General Assembly’s annual fall veto session. After the election though, retailers, restaurant ow...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Whenever a new governor is about to be sworn in, one of the most popular Springfield “parlor” games (which are usually not played in parlors, but in taverns, restaurants and friendly offices...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
Last December, Bruce Rauner appeared on a WLS Radio talk show program and revealed that he planned to form a new campaign committee to counter the power of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.“We...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 Bruce Rauner out-performed his fellow Republican Bill Brady’s 2010 gubernatorial election performance in every region of the state last week. As I write this, with less than half a percent of ...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
Some of you will read this column before the election, and some of you will read it after. I suppose I could’ve written two columns, but I’ve been kinda busy, so let’s talk about one of the weir...


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