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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 By now, it should be self evident that Bruce Rauner has locked up pretty much all the big money in the Republican primary race for governor. Last week’s pension reform vote provides even more...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
 Illinois union leaders are reportedly mulling several options about what to do in the governor’s race. But the only thing the leaders appear to agree on so far is that anti-union Republican ga...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
Back in mid-August, near the end of his summertime TV advertising blitz, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner scored 14 percent in a Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll of likely GOP primary vo...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
 The rich irony of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan denouncing somebody else for attempting to be a “kingmaker” is so obvious and laughable that I can’t help but wonder why a guy who�...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am
Back when Richard M. Daley was Chicago’s mayor, hizzoner would hold a big, splashy press conference every year with cops and prosecutors and crime victims to unveil his new state gun control legisla...
Thursday, June 30, 2011 01:41 am

Why political reform never seems to work in Illinois

Former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich returns home after being found guilty on 17 of 20 counts in his corruption trial.PHOTO BY E. JASON WAMBSGANS/MCT At last, we have a verdict on the governor. Within hours of its announcement, deliberations began in the press to decide the guilt or innocence of the people who elected him twice as Illinois’s chief executive officer. The verdict? The vote...
Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:01 pm

Rep. Mark Kirk suffers a self-inflicted battle wound

You wouldn’t think it was possible for a soldier to shoot himself in the back while marching toward the front line, but Congressman Mark “Don’t Get Fooled Again” Kirk has manag...
Thursday, April 8, 2010 01:47 pm

Bill would ensure horseback riding rights on public lands

Horseback riding has long been a part of Illinois history, but the state’s equestrians want to ensure their right to ride the trails at state parks, nature preserves and recreation areas.Though ...

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