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Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
Back in January, state Sen. Michael Frerichs formally kicked off his campaign for Illinois state treasurer and posted a video online touting the fact that he’d ended “free, lifetime health care fo...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 “This morning,” 1,063 respondents were told the evening of July 17 during a Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll, “Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner released an economic plan for I...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am
A new Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll found Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn 51-39. That’s pretty much the same margin the pollster found for another client a month ago. The...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Almost 90 percent of the “Yes for Independent Maps” petition entries tossed as invalid by the Illinois State Board of Elections this month were for people who were either not registered to v...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:01 am
“Today, I laid out more than $1 billion in structural reforms,” Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner boasted to his supporters via a blast email last week.Baloney. Rauner’s press conf...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 There were lots and of losers during the state legislative session which ended last month. But there were a few winners, so let’s take a look at them.First up, Republican gubernatorial nominee...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 On the bright side, I suppose you could argue that last week’s budget passed by the General Assembly will lead to the largest tax cut in Illinois history come January, when the 2011 income tax...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
There’s an old Statehouse saying that House Speaker Michael Madigan cares mostly about two votes each Democratic legislator makes: One to re-elect him Speaker, the other for his chamber’s operatin...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
It’s been assumed all along that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s proposal to spend $100 million to help build Barack Obama’s presidential library was designed to put the Republicans on...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
 Out of power for a dozen years and hobbled even before that by anti-patronage court rulings, the state’s Republican Party infrastructure has all but collapsed.So, part of GOP gubernatorial nom...

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