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Post Transforms the “Evil One” Into a Good Guy PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 21 May 2002 18:00
Ten years ago, Bill Holland was one of the most hated people in the Illinois Statehouse. As Democratic Senate President Phil Rock’s chief of staff, Holland had a difficult assignment. Rock was a nice man.

 
State Employees Flex Political Muscle PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 14 May 2002 18:00
There might be no more politically powerful union in Illinois than the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Want proof? Well, AFSCME brought thousands of its members to Springfield last week for its annual “lobby day,” and both state legislative chambers used the opportunity to suck up a whole lot more than they ever would for any other labor organization.

 
How Does Your City Grow? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 07 May 2002 18:00
As Davenport awakes from its winter’s sleep, we see spring blossoming all around us. We look out at our greening lawns and wonder when it will be safe to plant our garden. All of us who enjoy our gardens look forward to planning and cultivating one that will produce a bountiful harvest all summer long.

 
Governor Ryan’s Lawyer a Walking Conflict-of-Interest PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 23 April 2002 18:00
So, here’s the deal: If you’re being investigated, questioned, subpoenaed, etc. by the U.S. Attorney’s office in connection with the Illinois secretary of state scandals, the governor’s campaign fund will pay your legal bills, unless you were one of those low-level mopes actually selling commercial drivers licenses.

 
Feds Detonate Atomic Bomb on Illinois Republican Party PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 09 April 2002 18:00
The feds set off a political atomic bomb the other day with the indictment of Illinois Governor George Ryan’s campaign committee and his two former campaign managers, Scott Fawell and Rich Juliano. The big question on many minds is whether the entire state Republican Party will be damaged by the resulting radioactivity.

 
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