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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...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 05:41 pm
Illinois House Democrats were told during a private caucus meeting in Springfield last week that, despite what Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez says, inaction on concealed carry would ...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 03:52 pm
“Off topic? I can’t imagine what that would be,” cracked Gov. Pat Quinn last week during a press conference. Just hours before, his lieutenant governor had announced that she would n...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 01:26 pm
Gov. Pat Quinn used the phrase “our Illinois” almost 30 times last week in one form or another during his annual State of the State address.“In our Illinois, everyone should have acc...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 03:02 pm
You probably won’t be surprised to learn that a poll taken last Wednesday, Jan. 30 of 1,255 likely Illinois Democratic primary voters shows Attorney General Lisa Madigan leading Gov. Pat Quinn b...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 01:29 pm
Talk to just about any top Illinois Republican these days off the record, and they’ll freely admit that they want the state bill legalizing gay marriage passed as soon as possible.It’s not...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 01:26 pm
Bill Daley called the other day. We estimated that it had been about three or four years since we had last spoken to each other, which is par for the course.Going back to at least 2001, Daley, the bro...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 01:24 pm
“Frankly, I’m not sure they want it,” Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno said Tuesday about the Democratic legislative leaders and state pension reform. It sure look...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 04:26 pm
Last Thursday was not exactly a banner day for the Illinois Senate Democratic leadership. In high profile moves, leadership’s attempts to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage stalled, as did bill...

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