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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 12:15 am
 I missed JB Pritzker’s impromptu speech to a gathering of Republicans last week by a few minutes. But the fact that Pritzker even stopped by the event, hosted by Senate Republican Leader Bill...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:15 am
 The state constitutions of Illinois and Arizona have very similar language prohibiting reductions to pension benefits and welding pensions to contract law.But the two are very different states....
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 12:15 am
D.T. is really quite good at one special skill: branding. He has slapped his name on a ridiculous range of consumer merch – teddy bears, steaks, made-in-China ties, vodka, underwear and even a urine...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:20 am
 “Is that the guy from the Policy Institute?” House Speaker Michael Madigan asked his press secretary after an Illinois News Network reporter recently tried to ask Madigan a question at the S...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:18 am
 I had the pleasure of meeting several Democratic women candidates from Lake County during the Illinois State Fair last summer. Sen. Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) was showing them around town and br...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 12:15 am
Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker has taken the prospect of an immediate income tax hike off the table, telling the Sun-Times that he won’t pursue an “artificial” progressive income tax during the co...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:15 am
 The last column I write before Election Day is always the toughest because some papers will publish this before Election Day and others will publish it after. So today you get a yard sign story....
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:17 am
 “I’ll be a check on the Pritzker-Madigan agenda,” Republican attorney general candidate Erika Harold says in her latest TV ad about Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner J.B. Pritzker and I...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 12:12 am
The more I read it, the more skeptical I became of the racial discrimination lawsuit filed against the J.B. Pritzker campaign by 10 current and former field-level workers last week.   The...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:13 am
Dear J.B. Pritzker, I totally understand the campaign politics of not wanting to say what you think the income tax rates should be under a graduated tax structure. I also get why you won’t say what...


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