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Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:23 am
In a sign that some truly awful publicity for her father may be hurting her possible gubernatorial bid, Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s poll numbers have plunged in the past several months. And ...
Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:17 am
There’s more than enough blame to go around regarding the failure of the gay marriage bill during the final days of the General Assembly’s spring session, which ended May 31. Gov. Pat Quin...
Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:04 pm
Gov. Pat Quinn has loved to hold Sunday press conferences for decades. He discovered a long time ago that newspapers were desperate for stories on Sundays, so a Sunday press conference pretty much gua...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 02:29 pm
One of the worst-kept secrets over the past few weeks is that House Republican Leader Tom Cross has been considering a run for Illinois attorney general.Cross has reportedly been asked by Comptroller ...
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 Matt Murphy, R-Palatine, has withdrawn his name from contention for the state GOP chairmanship job.And, no, it didn’t have anythi...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 ...

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