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Powerful Union Takes Massive Hit in Illinois Budget PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 18 June 2002 18:00
It’s been a long time since a union has taken a hit in Springfield like the American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees took last week. The Illinois Senate Republicans held lockstep for more than eight hours last week, approving all but a handful of Governor George Ryan’s 234 budgetary vetoes one by one.

 
Grant and Johnson Parents Have Lost a Battle, But Not the War PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 18 June 2002 18:00
Grant and Johnson Elementary School parents lost their appeal of the Davenport School Board’s decision to close the two neighborhood schools after Administrative Law Judge Susan Anderson decided that the DSB had followed the state’s Barker Guidelines for closing schools in Iowa.

 
Kangaroo Court Held at Davenport City Hall PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 11 June 2002 18:00
The Davenport City Council is employing some disturbing tactics this term. The appointed Mayor Pro Tem, Alderman-at-Large Jamie Howard, is a co-pilot on what appears to be a definite power trip with pilot Mayor Charlie Brooke, evidenced by their joint effort to terminate John Waddell from the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA).

 
Leaders Cede Power, but Legislators Don’t Grab It PDF Print E-mail
Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 04 June 2002 18:00
It’s easy to blame the legislative leaders at the Illinois statehouse for accumulating so much power. I’ve done it a lot, myself. Dozens of reforms have been proposed to curtail their influence. The leaders raise the vast majority of all legislative campaign cash, so some reformers want to cap the amount of money they can contribute to candidates.

 
Top 10 Rights of a Quad Citian PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 04 June 2002 18:00
1. Gamble. 2. Tattoo anything you want on your forehead. 3. Choose not to get it in writing when someone offers you $150,000 to tattoo your forehead. 4. Sue the guy who told you, “Yeah, yeah! Do it! I’ll pay ya!” 5.

 
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