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Investigations Overshadow Governor’s New Initiative PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 01 November 2005 18:00
Federal investigators didn’t make it easy for Governor Rod Blagojevich last week. On his big day, when he tried to turn around his political fortunes with “All Kids,” a major new public-health-policy initiative formally unveiled in front of a joint session of the General Assembly with most of the state’s media in attendance, the feds dropped yet another subpoena.

 
Playing to Win: On Politics and Baseball PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 25 October 2005 18:00
A friend of mine asked me the other day why I stopped being a Cubs fan five years ago and converted to the White Sox. There were many reasons, but the most important one is that I had grown tired of rooting for a team that didn’t seem to care about winning.

 
New Investigation Adds to a Long List of Probes PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 18 October 2005 18:00
Something a bit out of the ordinary happened earlier this month. On Saturday, the Chicago Tribune published a story about a relatively minor allegation of corruption at the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS).

 
New Health-Care Program Smart Politics for Governor PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 11 October 2005 18:00
If there was any doubt that Governor Rod Blagojevich will use his dramatic new health-care program for children as a core issue in his upcoming re-election campaign, a flier handed out to state employees last week made things perfectly clear.

 
With Edgar Out, What’s Next for the Republicans? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 04 October 2005 18:00
After months of indecision, former Republican Governor Jim Edgar finally announced Friday that he wouldn’t run for Illinois governor. Edgar’s months-long decision-making process often strained the patience of many political insiders, but it created an excitement that was too thick to cut with an ax.

 
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