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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 12:16 am
We’ve known for weeks now that the FBI recorded Chicago Ald. Ed Burke’s mobile phone conversations over a period of eight months, listening in on 9,475 calls. And then we discovered that the feds...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:16 am
We all know that former Gov. Bruce Rauner was outspent by our new Gov. J.B. Pritzker during the 2018 campaign.  But the actual numbers are pretty darned eye-opening.During the final three months...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:33 am
Gov. JB Pritzker announced last week that he had picked Sol Flores to be his fourth deputy governor. He’d previously announced deputy governors Dan Hynes, Christian Mitchell and Jesse Ruiz...
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....

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