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Editor's Note
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:00 am
 Voters always complain that political campaigns are too long, but it is in the course of a long campaign that a candidate’s true character, or lack of it, often emerges. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:00 am
 In his appearance at the Presidential Library Tuesday, one of the great liberals of Illinois politics, Abner Mikva, set many of us to reminiscing as he told stories from his 10 years in the Illi
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:00 am
 Don’t close the museum, continued. The one and only public hearing on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s crazy proposal to close the Illinois State Museum is 4 p.m. Monday in Room 212 of the Capitol. Those
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am
Museum watch, continued. Kids at the Illinois State Museum summer camp last week got a lesson in irony after Gov. Bruce Rauner, who proposes to close the museum, stopped by for a photo op with them. N
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 am
 Amid all the other calamities threatened from the Statehouse, the governor’s proposed closure of the Illinois State Museum may seem like just one more thing that probably won’t happen. Maybe
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:00 am
 Look out, Gov. Bruce Rauner is really mad now. He’s throwing hundreds of thousands of his own dollars at House Speaker Mike Madigan by means of a statewide TV ad campaign. “Mike Madigan and
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00 am
 People who don’t follow Statehouse debates closely, which is probably most people, likely didn’t realize that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s property tax freeze, voted down in the House this week, ac
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:00 am
Now, out of the blue, Gov. Bruce Rauner is threatening to close the Illinois State Museum in his effort to persuade Democrats to vote for workers compensation reform and other parts of his personal �
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:00 am
Just when we start to think we understand the game now being played at the Statehouse, we learn something that makes us not so sure. At first the Democrats’ position seemed to make perfect sense –
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:00 am
It looks like Gov. Bruce Rauner and the legislature may not get to see summer this year. They’ll likely be at the Statehouse playing politics, which may be good for Springfield restaurants if bad fo


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