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Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:16 am
 Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is proving to be quite adept at skirting responsibility for the current Statehouse impasse and impending government shutdown. He has relentlessly painted himself as...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:23 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner’s much-anticipated TV ad isn’t as over-the-top negative as we might have thought it would be.“Exactly,” was the response from a Rauner official I spoke with after watch...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:17 am
 After five months, you’d think that the warring parties at the Illinois Statehouse would have learned something about each other. Instead, last week’s bitter and divisive House overtime sess...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am
 Congressman Aaron Schock’s resignation is not only a blow to national Republicans, for whom Schock raised millions, but also to Illinois Republicans.Just eight weeks ago, Schock was widely bel...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am
 A newly formed group of self-described “center-left” Democrats claims to have secured $20 million in commitments to spend on state legislative races here.But that $20 million apparently isn�...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am
 A rookie mistake has led to some big problems. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton both believed that Gov. Bruce Rauner would ask to postpone the scheduled Feb. 18...
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am
After he was elected, but before he was sworn in to office, Bruce Rauner repeatedly lambasted Gov. Pat Quinn and the legislative Democrats for passing a “booby trap” budget that was about to blow...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 More than a few Statehouse types have been wondering aloud for weeks what Gov. Bruce Rauner is up to with his almost daily attacks on organized labor. Just what, they ask, is the end game here?H...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a governor openly and loudly laughed at on the House floor. At least not while he was present.Gov. Bruce Rauner was doing pretty well with his legislative audi...

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