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Re-stocking Death Row PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:00
Illinois Governor George Ryan left office last week not as a lame duck but as a phoenix, rising from the ashes of scandals that have dogged him and his associates since his 1998 gubernatorial campaign. The display of executive power in his final days – pardoning four men and commuting the death sentences of 167 people to life in prison – seemed awe-inspiring.

Protect Abortion Rights PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:00
Thirty years ago this month, the rights of women took a giant leap forward. The landmark decision of Roe v. Wade was rendered. Women now had the right to a safe and legal abortion. As the abortion-rights community celebrates this milestone, Roe is in serious danger.

Tax Cuts Aren’t the Only Answer for New Illinois Governor PDF Print E-mail
Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:00
By now, you’ve probably heard that new Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was so surprised about the actual size of the state’s budget deficit that he is considering breaking his campaign promise to not raise taxes.

Friends Don’t Let Friends Go Corrupt PDF Print E-mail
Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 14 January 2003 18:00
An absolute necessity in politics is to have friends outside of the political game. Most political types understand this and routinely delineate between their political friends and their “real” friends. A lobbyist, legislator, reporter, etc.

TIF for Class A Offices Is Business on Back of Taxpayers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 January 2003 18:00
City leaders in Davenport claim that issuing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) as an economic-development incentive to Ryan Companies for a six-story “Class A” office building in downtown Davenport is appropriate because it is image-altering.

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