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Thursday, May 16, 2013 02:56 pm
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady resigned last week just as a new statewide poll showed big trouble for his political party’s brand.Brady had been under pressure to resign ever since...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 09:04 am

Injured on ball field and withdraws from state GOP top job

In yet another blow to the Illinois Republican Party, state Sen. Matt Murphy, R-Palatine, has withdrawn his name from contention for the state GOP chairmanship job.And, no, it didn’t have anythi...
Thursday, May 2, 2013 03:16 am
A new statewide poll shows a majority of Illinoisans favor concealed carry. But an overwhelming majority in every area of the state also say it’s OK with them if Chicago and Cook County police h...
Thursday, April 25, 2013 02:09 am

Concealed carry bill fails again even though deadline is June 9

During the House floor debate over the National Rifle Association-backed concealed carry bill last week, I was told by an intimate of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan that the Speaker wanted to ...
Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:04 am

Republicans losing debate because of growing public support

You can always tell when somebody is losing an argument because they are constantly backtracking and recalibrating. And it’s no different with gay marriage. Back in January, for instance, newly ...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:04 am
As it turns out, the Illinois House Democrats didn’t need the Republicans to put 30 votes on a significant pension reform bill.There’s been worry for at least two years that the Democrats ...
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:04 am
A recent meeting between Metro East legislators and Gov. Quinn’s staff turned heated at times, and as a result nothing was accomplished in the standoff over Quinn’s appointments to the Sou...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:04 am
“Pardon me,” said Ty Fahner to a nearby microphone which he had accidentally bumped during testimony to the Illinois Senate Executive Committee last week.Fahner could probably be excused f...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 01:29 pm
House Speaker Michael Madigan was hoping last Thursday to avoid the same results as the previous week when he presented some new pension reform ideas.The previous week, one of his pension reform propo...
Thursday, March 7, 2013 08:25 am
Nobody ever really knows what’s going through Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s head except for Madigan himself. So, the actual purpose of two highly choreographed gun control and p...

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