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Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:15 am
 For the second time this year, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin has stripped one of his member’s access to a House communications staffer.Rep. Chris Miller (R-Oakland) is the most recent to...
Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:15 am
“We are so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish this first legislative session of ours,” Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton told a TV interviewer earlier this month. “We said that we wanted to t...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:16 am
 Back when this state was fairly well-run – meaning, before Illinois voters elected three anti-Springfield “populist” governors in a row – the general rule of thumb was that for every two...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:24 am
If you talk to the Statehouse old-timers, they’ll tell you they haven’t seen such a productive spring legislative session since Gov. Jim Thompson’s days. I think it’s probably safe to say that...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:13 am
 The governor and his top staff showed again last week that they can make things happen under the Statehouse dome. To corral 73 votes for a graduated income tax constitutional amendment in a 74-m...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:15 am
As the spring legislative session nears its end, I want to take a moment to look back on one of the scariest times of the year with the hope that one of you might recognize something and help bring a...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:20 am
 If you want to see how times have changed this legislative session, take a quick look at Senate Bill 1591.The Illinois and Chicago-land chambers have been pushing legislation all session to offe...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:16 am
 If you listen closely to what Democratic state Reps. Sam Yingling and Jonathan Carroll are saying in public about their opposition to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated income tax proposal, they a...

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