IllinoisTimes - The Hype http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-54-1-the-hype.html Mon, 21 Apr 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Candidates of the corn - Where they stand on ethanol can make or break them — and that’s a shame http://illinoistimes.com/article-3745-candidates-of-the-corn.html Candidates of the corn - Where they stand on ethanol can make or break them — and that’s a shame
Untitled Document The Midwest is where it’s at — for corn and politics. Five Midwestern states — Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Ohio, and Indiana — acco...]]>
Cut-and-run Democrats - New congressional leadership disinclined to beat on Bush http://illinoistimes.com/article-3607-cut-and-run-democrats.html Cut-and-run Democrats - New congressional leadership disinclined to beat on Bush
Untitled Document For the past week, Democrats have been beating their chests, declaring that their reclamation of Congress, as well as the majority of governorships around the n...]]>
Spoiler? - Whitney could crash the Democrats' party, and other predictions http://illinoistimes.com/article-3565-spoiler.html Spoiler? - Whitney could crash the Democrats' party, and other predictions
A lot has happened for Rich Whitney and the Green Party over the past six months. With very little money, the Greens collected about 433 signatures per day between March and June, dodged a formal obje...]]>
Bellwether - Political climate will dictate who wins in the 99th http://illinoistimes.com/article-3523-bellwether.html Bellwether - Political climate will dictate who wins in the 99th
One way to measure the difference between the candidates for Illinois’ 99th House District is paperwork. Let me explain: When Republican state Rep. Raymond Poe, R-99th District, visited the off...]]>
A modest proposal - Were Obama a little less humble, he'd be perfect http://illinoistimes.com/article-3450-a-modest-proposal.html A modest proposal - Were Obama a little less humble, he'd be perfect
It has to be tough for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama — who’s been asked repeatedly whether he’s considering a run for president or would accept an invitation to be a vice presidential candi...]]>
Juxtaposition - Whitney's participation could be a boon for Blago downstate http://illinoistimes.com/article-3421-juxtaposition.html Juxtaposition - Whitney's participation could be a boon for Blago downstate
With less than eight weeks to go before the November general election, Green Party gubernatorial long shot Rich Whitney has 6 percent support among likely voters, a Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll release...]]>
So let's be fair - In Katrina blame game, media shouldn't get a pass http://illinoistimes.com/article-3382-so-lets-be-fair.html So let's be fair - In Katrina blame game, media shouldn't get a pass
One year ago this week, Hurricane Katrina nearly wiped out New Orleans, one of the oldest, most culturally rich, poorest, and, indeed, important cities in America. In the weeks leading up to the anni...]]>
Life and debt - Africa needs more than just humanitarian aid http://illinoistimes.com/article-3355-life-and-debt.html Life and debt - Africa needs more than just humanitarian aid
Before embarking on a five-nation tour of Africa last week, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama expressed concern about the perception that he could deliver to the continent, as he told the Chicago Tribune, &ldquo...]]>
Party Favors - GOP's Courtship of blacks appears to be working http://illinoistimes.com/article-3335-party-favors.html Party Favors - GOP's Courtship of blacks appears to be working
“They may be our color, but they’re not our kind,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, a loyal and longtime Democrat, of African-American Republicans during a television interview earlier thi...]]>
No end in sight - The roots of Mideast conflict run deeper than the West can imagine http://illinoistimes.com/article-3299-no-end-in-sight.html No end in sight - The roots of Mideast conflict run deeper than the West can imagine
Israel’s consul general to the Midwest, Barukh Binah, traveled to Springfield earlier this week to discuss the newest war in the Middle East, which started with the capture of two Israeli soldie...]]>
Taxman cometh - Biofuels hobbyists shouldn't have to jump through hoops http://illinoistimes.com/article-3276-taxman-cometh.html Taxman cometh - Biofuels hobbyists shouldn't have to jump through hoops
Since being profiled by Illinois Times this spring, Dayton Keyes, who spends less than $1 per day on fuel by producing biodiesel from used cooking oil, says he’s lost count of the media intervie...]]>
Does anyone feel a draft? - Despite troops' being stretched to the limits, politics stands in the way of conscription http://illinoistimes.com/article-3256-does-anyone-feel-a-draft.html Does anyone feel a draft? - Despite troops' being stretched to the limits, politics stands in the way of conscription
In a story that barely made a ripple in the press, save for a handful of military publications, the U.S. Army upped its maximum age for recruitment last month from 40 to 42, according to Army Times, t...]]>
The Hype - The alternative in the race for Illinois governor http://illinoistimes.com/article-3120-the-hype.html The Hype - The alternative in the race for Illinois governor
SEEING GREEN The political dynamics of Illinois’ 115th House District are somewhat unusual. A former Democratic stronghold, the 115th elected conservative Mike Bost as thei...]]>
The Hype - The Hype http://illinoistimes.com/article-3085-the-hype.html The Hype - The Hype
Betting on a gamble Not long after Gov. ROD BLAGOJEVICH announced his proposal to fund education by leasing the state lottery for $10 billion, the wordplay began. “Gov...]]>
The Hype - Illinois lawmakers take a stand on the chief %uFFFD plus Stephen Colbert and the state fights AIDS http://illinoistimes.com/article-3065-the-hype.html The Hype - Illinois lawmakers take a stand on the chief %uFFFD plus Stephen Colbert and the state fights AIDS
ILLINI NOISE Illinois lawmakers want entities that regulate intercollegiate sports to stay out of schools’ beeswax in terms of athletic nicknames, mascots, and logos. Earlier th...]]>
The Hype - The Dems don%uFFFDt show; Frankly speaking; not easy being Green http://illinoistimes.com/article-3046-the-hype.html The Hype - The Dems don%uFFFDt show; Frankly speaking; not easy being Green
Opportunity knocks State Republican and Democratic candidates made huge symbolic statements at last week’s annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Minorities in Government...]]>
The Hype - It%uFFFDs in the stars, a peach of a resolution, Strom beats the drum http://illinoistimes.com/article-3029-the-hype.html The Hype - It%uFFFDs in the stars, a peach of a resolution, Strom beats the drum
It’s in the stars It’s official — there’s no love lost between JUDY BAAR TOPINKA and ROD BLAGOJEVICH. Astrologically speaking, Blago, a Sagittarius, and Topinka, a ...]]>
The Hype - Drinking competition; Wiki whack; equality in marriage http://illinoistimes.com/article-3007-the-hype.html The Hype - Drinking competition; Wiki whack; equality in marriage
Drinking, competition Just think: apple martinis at Apple River Fort; Jack-and-Cokes at Cahokia Mounds — delicious, educational, and an additional source of revenue for Ill...]]>
The Hype - Melissa Bean, the gay Green, and the open-primary scene http://illinoistimes.com/article-3000-the-hype.html The Hype - Melissa Bean, the gay Green, and the open-primary scene
Bean Counting Last July, U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean was one of 15 Democrats who voted in favor of the Central American Free Trade Agreement. After CAFTA passed by two votes, some la...]]>
The Hype - Springfield to vote on Iraq, Topinka and Bush, and James Meeks http://illinoistimes.com/article-2971-the-hype.html The Hype - Springfield to vote on Iraq, Topinka and Bush, and James Meeks
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION MICHAEL ZIRI can now enjoy his summer. At last week’s meeting of the Capital Township — whose borders overlap those of the city of Springfield — ...]]>
The Hype http://illinoistimes.com/article-2956-the-hype.html The Hype
Where’s the fire? Nowhere. Gov. Rod Blagojevich picked up a major endorsement this week from the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois — for whom, as first responders,...]]>
The Hype - MIA on the censure resolution, homelessness as a city issue in 07, Redpath%uFFFDs new title http://illinoistimes.com/article-2938-the-hype.html The Hype - MIA on the censure resolution, homelessness as a city issue in 07, Redpath%uFFFDs new title
AN ISSUE IN 2007? Now that spring has arrived, Capt. Deon Oliver, head of the Salvation Army in Springfield, says that, unfortunately, folks have moved on and forgotten about homeless...]]>
The Hype - The gloves come off in the governor%uFFFDs race, Lane Evans announces he%uFFFDs retiring http://illinoistimes.com/article-2922-the-hype.html The Hype - The gloves come off in the governor%uFFFDs race, Lane Evans announces he%uFFFDs retiring
COMIN’ OUT HARD Not a full day after locking up the Democratic nomination for governor, Gov. Rod Blagojevich came out swinging, unveiling ads attacking his opponent, GOP hopeful...]]>
The Hype - Republicans put the party in the party http://illinoistimes.com/article-2906-the-hype.html The Hype - Republicans put the party in the party
PARTY TIME If Springfield’s election-night parties are at all indicative of how energetically followers will stump for their political parties, it’s a good thing Gov. Rod ...]]>
The Hype - On the hunt for Faith and predicting the outcome on Tuesday http://illinoistimes.com/article-2891-the-hype.html The Hype - On the hunt for Faith and predicting the outcome on Tuesday
A DIFFERENT MARCH MADNESS I asked Christopher Z. Mooney, professor at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Springfield, to point out a few t...]]>
The Hype - Treasurer's publicity machine goes into high gear http://illinoistimes.com/article-2878-the-hype.html The Hype - Treasurer's publicity machine goes into high gear
Fax check Judy Baar Topinka leads the pack for the Republican nomination for governor. She’s also the only Republican who holds statewide office. Lately, it seems, Topinka...]]>